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Psychology and Moral Theology (Fuori Collana)

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Currently, activities such as generating electricity and driving cars as well as producing steel release five billion tons of carbon and ten million tons of sulfur into the atmosphere each year. Pragmatic View of Truth: A statement is known to be true if it brings the right results. He further asserts that, though lying is always wrong, it is sometimes the necessary concomitant of the good. Their interrelatedness has thus been well expressed by a group of eminent scholars in the ecumenical movement: It is agreed that in the case of an Old Testament passage, one must examine and expound it in relation to the revelation of God to Israel both before and after its own period.

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Simple Rules for Money: John Wesley on Earning, Saving, and

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We shall consider the ethics of existentialism, but, before we do, let us bear in mind that two of the "founding fathers" of existential ethics were the supernaturalistic and religious Kierkegard, and the naturalistic, anti-religious Nietzsche! In this paper I am endorsing a Lutheran model of higher education, yet I acknowledge a place for other models, including Anabaptist, the tradition from which I come. [5] I continue to question whether to require service learning (community service) as a component of the course.

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Godforsaken: Bad Things Happen. Is there a God Who Cares?

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She speaks of God showing forth "commandments, judgment, and mercy in partial and puzzling signs".(150) Both Quay, and Lawler, Boyle and May, however, accept traditional Catholic faith assumptions concerning divine revelation and this faith's claims to certainty. That question spawns a whole lot of different topics in my mind. Atlanta: Scholars Press, Wood, Charles M. I am inclined to agree with Deane-Drummond that a virtue-ethics approach offers as adequate a starting point as alternative theories.

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Church Ethics and Its Organizational Context: Learning from

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One does not have the right to arbitrarily take his own life. It tried successively to give a rational basis for morality in the various human spheres of passion, reason, and the will. Individuals may be saved by repentance, which is the gateway to grace. The Reenchantment of Nature: The Denial by Religion and the Ecological Crisis. Calvin says ‘God's will is so much the highest rule of righteousness that whatever he wills, by the very fact that he wills it, must be considered righteous’ (Institutes 3. 23. 2).

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The Pietist Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the

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He was a prolific writer and most of his books are very rewarding to read. "Patterns of Sexual Fidelity and Ethical Paradigms", Église et Théologie 11 (1980) 111-151. * While Guindon had written primarily in sexual ethics, this article provides an excellent example of how the study of a particular question leads to insights into fundamental principles. * This is a sizeable (597 pp.) and rather interesting collection of individual articles on various topics in Christian ethics, some of which have been recognized as important contributions to the discipline.

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Eros and Transformation

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God's law determines what is right and wrong. This final weight was exerted as early as the thought of Paul ("flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, neither can corruption inherit incorruption") and continues to increase in the theological elaboration of Christian faith by the early Fathers. The relation of the Christ of Christian faith to the Jesus of history cannot be discussed within the confines of this treatise in terms adequate enough to escape misunderstanding.

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When Did I See You Hungry?

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Thus the right to self-determination is linked to the moral value of human freedom. They became blind guides that strained at gnats and swallowed camels (Matthew 23 :24). Marriage hasn’t worked out for them (or they don’t want marriage, or they are legally denied marriage because they are not heterosexual), but ‘free love’ has no integrity for them. In the twentieth century, we became much more acutely aware of issues such as domestic abuse.

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Ethics and Spirituality: An Activity Book

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In this case, however, those corrupted are not those who have already 200 The punishment of criminals committed crimes but those others whom one might have expected to be deterred from any thoughts of criminal activity through fear of receiving like punishment. The following scripturally based principles exemplify the foundation upon which the more specifically applied Guidelines are based. Or are they correcting a sex negative dynamic some theologians think colored the Christian ethic historically?

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Addresses

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Sixth, there is unity and diversity in the ethical content of the Bible (p. 283). While Putin’s background as a former KGB agent is well-known, today he is arguably the most prominent world leader to oppose the Western drift toward an all-encompassing nihilism. Temperance gives us self-control over our desires and appetites. We could use our possessions foolishly and wastfully, abounding in luxury and self-indulgence while we neglect the needs of others (see James 5:5; 1 John 3:17 ).

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Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet

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Finally, there is the church with power, in which the church moves from persuasion to "more coercive" actions through its use of its institutional power to affect public policy. This set of 20 lectures are high quality recordings and are easy to listen to. Gudorf is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Florida International University and is the author of many books, including Boundaries: A Case Book in Environmental Ethics (Georgetown, 2003), and co-author of Ethics and World Religions: Cross-Cultural Case Studies.

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