Dragon's Wine and Angel's Bread

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The role accorded scripture in Christian ethics depends heavily on one's understanding of scripture's relationship to other sources of wisdom and knowledge. The Catholic response is that there is no rational basis in science or ethics for assigning the beginning of the right to life sometime after conception. Some of these commands apply to us today; others do not. Since the majority of people are not reconciled to God, and since even those who are reconciled to Him still have fallen natures, there is a fundamental impossibility of all of His values being realized in human society at this present time.

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Priorities and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian

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In the end, all ethics presupposes ultimate values. It is surely fair to require that any ethical system if it is to maintain its viability and credibility fundamentally provide the requisite knowledge to guide us in our ethical decisions. CAPS members may consider bringing serious issues to the attention of other organizations that may investigate the complaint as a matter of violation of that organization’s ethics code or of law. In moral matters there is an area determined by the mind of God as He has expressly revealed it.

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When Your Husband Is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your

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Lev PowerShow.com is a leading presentation/slideshow sharing website. Neither is the body or material existence evil as such. Hypnosis and moral behaviour A research experiment — among many — to illustrate the possibility of manipulating conscience and moral behaviour through hypnosis: It was suggested to 24 people (the subjects of the experiment) that they take a poisonous snake in their hands (a self-harming act) and throw sulphuric acid into the researcher's face (an act harmful to others).

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Radical Imperative: From Theology to Social Ethics

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 'What is meant by "telling the truth"?' in Ethics, ed. Some churches regard the Scriptures as the sole authority in every matter religious, others recognize the role played by philosophy and/or consensus in the formation of fundamental principles. Which consequently becomes the whole business of morality.� He continued �Now there are two methods of coming at the will of God on any point: By his express declarations, when they are to be had; and which must be sought for in Scripture By what we can discover of his designs and disposition from his works, or as we usually call it, the light of nature.�(4) Going beyond scripture was necessary because it could only lay down general rules.

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Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teachings

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The three major expressions of Christianity—Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism—and their corresponding ethical traditions emphasize different sources of Christian ethics. Leaders in government, business, and sports are charged with various illegal and immoral acts. Norman Cohn, The Pursuit of the Millennium (London: Paladin, 1970). The confidence of this culture in the ability of reason and the scientific method of achieving impartial and "objective" value judgments results in exactly the same kind of spiritual sanctification of class interests as is achieved by an uncritical religion.

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An Ethics of Biodiversity: Christianity, Ecology, and the

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That is, Hart reaffirmed the 194 Morality and law view that there is a realm of private morality which is not the law's business. This fact has indeed been frequently disputed, but recent ethnological research has placed it beyond the possibility of doubt. What follows is an attempt to understand the distinctive contribution each work makes to the process of rethinking {56} Christian ethics. All human life stands under an impending doom because it does not live by the law of love.

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Moral Norms and Catholic Tradition (Readings in Moral

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From one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, Ethics is the seminal reinterpretation of the role of Christianity in the modern, secularized world. The doctrine of the Trinity comes to be understood in terms of three persons, one God, with the persons standing in different relations to each other. Copyright © 1997 by University Press of America. Such spiritual penetration is beyond the capacities of collective man. However, this is principally a terminological problem.

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Leading God's People: Ethics for the Practice of Ministry

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Because God is held by the African people not only to be the overlord of the human society but also to have a superbly moral character, and because the ancestors (ancestral spirits) are also supposed to be interested in the welfare of the society (they left behind), including the moral life of the individual, religion constitutes part of the sanctions that are in play in matters of moral practice. Hero for Humanity: A Biography of William Wilberforce by Kevin Belmonte (NavPress, $24.00).

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Six Great Ideas

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The moral imperative of justice was taught by the  Jewish prophets. …Moses taught the ideal of justice for the  elimination of social inequities and for the moral guidance of the  conduct of the individual. What limitations, if any, are to be put on visiting by people from outside the prison? Curran observed that this classificatory scheme meshed with the one adopted by James F. By contrast, the issue of gun control would be an applied ethical issue since there are significant groups of people both for and against gun control.

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Pursuit of God: A 31-Day Experience

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What would leaving Saddam Hussein in power have meant for America, the world, and Iraq? However, prohibitionists abstain from alcohol as a matter of law (that is, they believe God requires abstinence in all ordinary circumstances), while abstentionists abstain as a matter of prudence (that is, they believe total abstinence is the wisest and most loving way to live in the present circumstances). [34] Some Christians, including Pentecostals, Baptists and Methodists, today believe one ought to abstain from alcohol.

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