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Be My People: Sermons on the Ten Commandments (The

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We have noted evidences of such deification in Kant, but Plato the grandfather of Idealism illustrates the thesis even more clearly. Many Christians, however, define moral actions as either sinful action or God-honoring action. In England and Germany many Christian thinkers embraced a moderate Christian socialism. The most serious suggestion is that there is some kind of "progressive revelation" going on in church history as to how to apply the gospel. 20 A logical implication of this position is that we must consult church history in order to understand this progressive unfolding of how to apply the gospel, 21 and that such consultation may yield applicational guidance as authoritative as the scriptural guidance itself. 22 In all fairness to Longenecker, my objection to these statements may be a result of not understanding him properly.

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Jesus, Paul and the Law: Studies in Mark and Galatians

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And so to submit, puts you in a position to be profited by the ministry. But central or basic to the African morality is character, for the success of the moral life is held to be a function of the quality of an individual's personal life. It’s basically an overview of the methodological problems of the research and testing put forth by Lynn Marzulli and Brien Foerster on elongated skulls from Peru. Nor is it helpful to think of the term 'private morality' as referring to what is a matter of private (in the sense of personal) moral judgement.

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Sex Before Marriage: How Far is Too Far?

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Christ is thus the revelation of the very impossible possibility which the Sermon on the Mount elaborates in ethical terms. The situationist has the one law of love, the many general principles of wisdom, and the moment of decision (Geisler 45). These latter and pro-prophet groups would include a number of unknown small sects, as well as the more famous Essenes. Most consider the claim exaggerated, but it points to a very significant impact (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_rand#_note-17). 8 Alvin Toffler, “Ayn Rand: A Candid Conversation with the ‘Fountainhead’ of ‘Objectivism,’“ Playboy, 11 (March, 1964), p. 35. 9 Who is Ayn Rand?, p. 5 11 “The Curious Cult of Ayn Rand,” p. 99. 12 “The State of the Question,” America, (July 29, 1961), p. 569. 13 “Ayn Rand: A Voice in the Wilderness,” p. 122. 14 Who is Ayn Rand?, pp. 1-148. 15 Is Objectivism a Religion? (New York: Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1968), p. 11. 16 With Charity Toward None, (New York: Philosophical Library, 1971), p. 14. 17 “Ayn Rand: Far Right Prophetess,” Christian Century, 78 (December 13, 1961), p. 1494. 18 “The Ends and Means of Ayn Rand,” The New Republic, 144 (October 24, 1961), p. 29. (For a perceptive and balanced critique of her understanding of history see M.

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Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life

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In our day-to-day activities, we rely on our ethical values to guide us in the right direction and do the right things.... [tags: Ethics ] Code of Ethics: Is Wifi the Wild Wild West of Computing? - Wi-Fi, a shortened name for wireless fidelity internet access, is a method of connecting to the Internet using radio waves rather than cables, thus making computer usage more convenient than ever as the user is no longer restricted to the confines of his or her own private space.

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Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America

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This not meant to suggest that land monopolists and speculators have a corner on acquisitiveness or the "profit motive," which is a well-nigh universal fact of human nature. This could mean a planetary temperature increase of three to nine degrees over the next forty-five years, leading to a melting of the polar ice caps. The third premise, that killing is always wrong, seems to be unsupported by many in the Christian Right as a matter of practice.

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Black Womanist Ethics :

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Bible readers should not take ethical injunctions from anywhere in the Bible indiscriminately and make them normative for Christian behavior. Here Geisler asserts that the law of filial piety is in some conflict with the law against idolatry. The Methodist report went further, calling it idolatrous because it is so linked with pride in such weaponry. Since it is a rule term for him, and since he believes that biblical ethics are deontological, his practical procedures for making choices cohere with his view of agape. (c) Luther's theology distinguishes but does not separate the work of God as creator and as redeemer.

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Death and Dying: A Reader (Readings in Bioethics)

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Less than ten abortions are carried out each year in cases of genuine danger to the life of the mother. In due course the debate was entered by other legal philosophers and jurisprudents, including some from the United States and other legatees of the Anglo-American tradition. Churches must be prepared to support ministry and to help set reasonable expectations for accomplishment. However, he doesn't spend an adequate amount of time developing or backing up his points.

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New Wine, New Wineskins: A Next Generation Reflects on Key

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From history, it is possible to argue that most of the great religious movements have stumbled when they began to view the findings of their founder(s) as a second source of spiritual knowledge. Human slavery: Slavery has been almost completely eliminated in much of the world. Each person is given a responsibility and we are to be "faithful" in that trust. God gave the world to men in common but did not intend it to remain common and uncultivated. 'He gave it to the use of the Industrious and Rational. .. not to the Fancy or Covetousness of the Quarrelsome and Contentious.' He sees that the introduction of money as a medium of exchange crucially affects his principle.

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Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive

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Huntington has seen the enemy and the enemy is. .. the Latin American migrant! Salvation is thus not a matter of morality and good works, and in fact it has particular relevance to the "sinner." The reason, of course, is the connection to abortion. The universals are not formal and empty, because their significance is elucidated by the multitude of particulars which reflect them. From the eighth week onwards the process is one of development and growth and it is referred to from now until birth as the 'foetus'. 297 Joyce Poole Until embryo experimentation became a reality this stage was referred to in the textbooks as the 'pre-embryonic period' because, until the cleaving cells have differentiated into those that will form the embryo proper from those that will form the placenta and membranes, there is, strictly speaking, no embryo.

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Surviving in an Angry World: Finding Your Way to Personal

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They are thus, at least in principle and at a highly general level, deducible from human nature. It also throws into question how a letter that kills could be considered a means of growth. And I'd like you to let us in on the secret of which secular ethic is built exclusively on reason. Some correction to this idea was accomplished at Vatican II which restored a more balanced understanding of the Church as the 'People of God'. The Hungarian Bishops’ Conference, for example, knows that the widely popular and very determined OrbÀn government will protect traditional morality.

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