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Christian Bioethics: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for

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For useful translations of important Mahāyāna texts on the bodhisattva ideal consult Tsong kha pa in The Ethics of Tibet, translated by Alex Wayman (Albany, N. The reformatory purpose attempts to displace the purely punitive intent. The old biblical rules may or may not be justifiable according to this criterion, but they are subject to it, and are not independent sources of morality. In this respect, the Rabbi stumbles over the Cross of Christ. (5) According to Klausner, Jesus took no interest in labor, or in political and economic achievement, and foolishly recommended the "unanxious, toiless life of the birds and lilies"! (7) Jesus, according to the Jewish Rabbi, ignored everything concerned with material civilization.

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Acting on Principles. A Thomistic Perspective in Making

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Adams, War Psalms of the Prince of Peace: Lessons from Nelson, Theology Today 38 (1982): 465-71; and idem, Psalms: The Prayer Book of meant to disassociate David's words and actions from his person in history. The two plenary sessions should be fascinating. Finally, it is not necessary to agree that a theistic world view is the only foundation for ethical action or ethical motivation. Geisler In this thorough update of a classic textbook, noted Christian thinker Norman Geisler evaluates contemporary ethical options (such as antinomianism, situation ethics, and legalism) and pressing issues of the day (such as...

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Divine Motivation Theory

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Professing one's faith is intrinsic to the life of beatitude, and thinking about one's faith is intrinsic to the nature of theology. It is at the heart of the common admonition to “put your family first.” Whenever I hear a politician say “I put my family first” I think “then you shouldn’t be in public office.” We call the family the building block of society, but this is nonsense except in the broadest sense. The contributors to this volume were chosen to write specific chapters because of their expertise in those fields.

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Gospel Conversation: Wherein Is Shown How the Conversation

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Traditionalists in the medical profession have been supported by Pope John Paul II, who published his landmark encyclical The Gospel of Life - Evangelium Vitae on March 25, 1995. And so it is not an easy thing, to take the oversight, to rule, but that is the calling of God. I write this because I take pleasure in extending to others the delight I have had in learning from Ayn Rand. Within Catholic theology, Natural Law holds a dominant position.

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Pursuing Sexual Wholeness: How Jesus Heals the Homosexual

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Punishing them also has the effect of discouraging other people from committing similar misdemeanours.' Such arguments, based on what are considered to be the likely consequences of punishment, tend to be favoured by utilitarians. Again, the report annoyed the Reagan government, but was not as widely repudiated as the Anglican one mentioned above. It is important to realize that the myth of creation is only the basis of this dialectic and that its further elaboration results in the prophetic or apocalyptic characteristic of this religion, marked by its hope for an ultimate fulfillment of meaning and its faith that the God who is the ground of existence is also the guarantor of its fulfillment.

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The Trinitarian Self

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Therefore you are to be per- against revenge or a personal grudge, and that are considered the second greatest commandment by Jesus' own testimony (Matt. 22:39; Mark 12:31). We see it in modern fiction, which is no longer the narration of a simple tale, but the subtle analysis of character, and the intricate study of the passions and ambitions of common life. When Christ told the rich young man who sought Him to sell all he had and to give it to the poor, He was not thinking of the poor, but of the young man.

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The Mystery of Pain: A Book for the Sorrowful - Scholar's

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The question of the Decalogue becomes intertwined with the larger question of covenantal continuity. The Christian who lives by faith has the right to base his moral activity on his faith. If we included Eastern religions in the scope of the discussion, the hope for finding a single essence of religion would recede further. My church needs to understand ministry and to understand my ministry. The most famous case is Protagoras (c. 490–21), who stated in the first sentence of his book Truth that ‘A human being is the measure of all things, of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not’ (Plato's Theaetetus, 152a).

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The Upside-Down Kingdom

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Jesus’ teaching is very clear we are to love one another – even those who you consider to be your enemies. If you want to force a particular order, use the Matthew 22:37-40: Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. In this mood sacrifice for the other is not an ethical act of self-denial but the superethical expression of what we most want to do. In the Hebrew Bible and LXX, the agency of ‘The Destroyer’ was usually reserved for God or God’s avenging angel(s) (Exod. 12:23) but was also used to designate a human agent of destruction (e.g. an individual, group, or nation; Job 15:21; Isa 21:2; 49:17; Jer 48:8, 15, 18; Rev 11:18).

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Sex, Violence, and Justice (Moral Traditions)

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But he is equally clear that the colorful rhetoric against ethics and reason and natural law coming from the character ethics school is short-sighted. Its world rests upon contingency and caprice. The obligation to support and enhance it can therefore only arise and maintain itself upon the basis of a faith that it is the partial fruit of a deeper unity and the promise of a more perfect harmony than is revealed in any immediate situation. But the qualifying clause has application here too, and so we must see what is meant by 'the common good'.

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The Seamless Garment: Writings on the Consistent Ethic of

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Now we have a responsibility toward others in two areas, sustained love and sympathy. Wade, the pro-life movement vehemently denounced the idea that the end justifies the means. Paul Ramsey and James Gustafson are two prominent Protestant thinkers who have developed a Protestant approach to medical ethics. Human nature cannot be reduced only to the physical or the biological. 76 Absolute moral norms Two other significant factors have lately affected the understanding of both human nature and human reason and have influenced the realization that concrete, specific, unqualified, absolute norms are hard to justify and ground — historicity and historical consciousness on the one hand and also the turn to the subject.

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