A Way With Words: What Women Should Know About the Power

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Modern nations are probably more desirous of universal peace than primitive nations. Every man has within him an irresistible, indestructible desire for perfect happiness; he seeks to be free from every evil and to possess every attainable good. Buddhists admire this image of human perfection and hold it up as a model for contemplation on the Buddha's qualities and the narrative contexts in which his character was forged. The main commandment of the New Testament writings is made up of a call to the total gift of self in Christ to the Father.

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Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Ethics of Unrequited Love

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The idea that a separate and distinct death impulse, operates mysteriously in conflict with the life impulse has the virtue of calling attention to the dynamic character of evil in the world. Now it seems to me, that unless the root cause of the disease is treated, the patient will not be made well. Do modern psychological knowledge make obsolete Scripture�s condemnation of homosexual practice? Put differently: if Christian ethics has any Christian specificity, it must surely be one that derives from the faith dimension of its practitioners' experience.

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The Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics (Cambridge

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Christian ethicist Shaun Casey, who served as a religious liaison in the 2008 Barack Obama campaign, recently reflected on the “legacy of the immoral misadventure in Iraq” for Christian Century magazine. This degree program is effective in training men and women to present cogent and winsome arguments for the truth of the Christian faith. A rainbow may be read as a sign of God’s mercy; a peacock may be interpreted as a warning about vanity (it was believed that the feathers of a peacock were so grand, that it stumbled); it was believed that a pelican feeds its young with its own blood and thus was a type of Christ.

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Celibate Sex: Musings on Being Loved, Single, Twisted, and

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Fundamentals of Christian Education. �Nashville: Southern Publishing Assn., 1923. ---------.� Medical Ministry.� Mountain View, CA: Pacific Press Publishing Assn., 1963. ---------. Difficulties with deriving moral norms directly from biblical texts actually reveal a vulnerability in evangelical ethical method that transcends bioethical issues and that has been noticed by observers outside of our tradition for many years.

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Embraced and Engaged: Grace and Ethics in American Foreign

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The responses revealed, on the contrary, an undoubted conviction of a humanistic—a non-supernatural—origin of moral values and principles, a conviction that provided insight into the Akan conception of the criterion of moral value. The human person, adequately considered, stands in relation to the material world Since one might say that this borders on the obvious, it is necessary to be explicit about the material dimensions of our existence so that we do not fall into the trap of spiritualism or that of dualism.

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The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity

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The program will include inspiration evening plenary sessions; morning Bible study opportunities; afternoon seminars, workshops and fringe festivals; and much, much more. We believe that God exists (Heb. 11:6) and that He is the standard by which we measure everything else. In Luke 7:34, Jesus is called a ‘glutton and a drunkard.’ Biblical scholars suggest that this kind of criticism of Jesus must have been fairly common and well-known for it to have been recorded in the gospels, because you’d think the gospel writers would try to put forward the best, cleanest image of their hero that they could!

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Head Over Heels: How to Fall in Love and Land on Your Feet

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Some answers to the question "Why be moral?" are to avoid punishment, to gain praise, to attain happiness, to be dignified, or to fit in with society. Sidgwick recognized this as a return to the utilitarianism of Paley (Compare Methods of Ethics, II. 1, 2 and IV. 4, 5). Most see this as a worthwhile contribution to human welfare but it is, of course, essential that they should be well-informed and that their consent is freely given. This is not to say they will not succeed in the future (for example we may discover a foundation for ethics in the theory of evolution), but the confidence in their future success has waned.

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Matters of Faith and Morals

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Burridge provides a lovely image to capture the enigmatic nature of the Bible. “The Bible is more like a river, containing the ‘water of life’ but which has flowed a long way from its source and picked up things along the way which make it unthinkable for us.” Applied to South Africa, we return to the deeply problematic problem of the Promised Land mythological legend. The second looks for principles and universal values that can be read out of particular texts.

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Money As Sacrament: Finding the Sacred in Money

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It was in all essentials this Aristotelian view which Aquinas adopted, modifying it only to the extent that he was prepared to supplement it with specifically Christian beliefs about the law of the Holy Spirit written in our hearts, and to adapt the Aristotelian notion of a fulfilled life (eudaimonia) to accommodate the Christian belief in the vision of God in heaven. The sampling procedure stratified the population by community size and geographic region. It tried successively to give a rational basis for morality in the various human spheres of passion, reason, and the will.

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Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics

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Bahnsen, By This Standard: The Authority of God’s Law Today (Tyler, Tx.: Institute for Christian Economics, 1985), p. 3. First, in the light of historicity, greater pluralism, and growing diversity, some philosophers maintain that ethics are bound to a particular tradition and community and not necessarily universal. The first specific procedures to pose the question were transplantations of corneas and of ovarian tissue.

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