Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics

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Christian ethics or morals, keeps Christian dogmatics or doctrine from becoming mere ritualism, legalism, or profitless speculation (Rom. 6:17-18). Christian businesses are also concerned with the morality of their products and the people they do business with. Aquinas contrasts this way of embodying God's designs with the specifically human way in which we might do so. It was only by a gradual process that the oppressed multitude through hatred and envy evolved the distinction between good and bad, in the moral sense, by denominating the characteristics and conduct of those in power and rank as bad, and their own behaviour as good.

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Morality: Catholic View

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We desire to maintain a quality of relationship with our patients which will bespeak our availability for counsel as well as care. Finnis holds that our knowledge of the fundamental moral truths is self-evident, and so is not deduced from human nature. Gabriel Marcel (1889–1973), like Heidegger, was concerned with the nature of Being as it appears to human being, but he tried to show that there are experiences of love, joy, hope and faith which, as understood from within, give us reason to believe in an inexhaustible Presence, which is God.

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Option for the Poor & for the Earth; From Leo XIII to Pope

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To whom and to what do you give your loyalty as a person and as a member of the corporation? 5. We enjoy the special privilege of prayer, and, finally, we can benefit from the experience and discernment of other Christians. Jesus told us we must reconcile with our adversaries, forgive their transgressions, and let go of the anger that may tempt us to commit an act of revenge. And he goes right down five and lists them. And, a stronger belief in an afterlife or closer communion with God in this life, which are likely to follow from increased religiosity, may create ultimate "compensators" for individual sacrifice, and make one more likely to "do the right thing" in the workplace (Stark and Bainbridge 1985).

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Crucible of Reason: Intentional Action, Practical

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Stories of Jesus breaking these rules are everywhere in the gospels. Myth: Our organization is not in trouble with the law, so we're ethical. In this way the Christian finds his own true happiness. If pressed, many Christians would say that the Bible has both deontological and virtue ethical content. And up until last year the press had adhered to this belief. It seems incongruous that even as we freely kill unborn humans made in the image of God in demonstration of “a woman’s right to choose,” we find ourselves defending the helpless non-human creature that we apparently value more than an unborn human child.

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An Ordained Marriage

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Religious beliefs are central to the process of deliberation in medical ethics. Though there are many aspects to the Judeo-Christian ethic, some of the more common ones are the sanctity of human life, personal responsibility, a high regard for marriage, and compassion for others. Third, in philosophical ethics as well as in theological ethics today many refer to the differences between the two principal methodologies concerning human actions which are described as deontological or teleological approaches.

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Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics: In the Time of Many

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Wayne Grudem [306] "The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution" Ch. 9: The Values of the System - Dr. Jesus Christ is God’s final and complete word to man (p. 284). Yet, the class members had appeared to sympathize—they laughed with him. Living up to this trust has a significant impact on the national will; public confidence is essential to the exercise of national power. So, you are actually saying that an Ethics based entirely on reason will come to the same conclusions as an Ethics based on only some reason and therefore, by exclusion, a lot of unreasonableness.

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Seven: The Deadly Sins and the Beatitudes

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Although the passage does not deal with right and wrong, as morality does, loving others as an abstract principle sets a societal standard for Christians. Kinists need to be careful to sound reasonable if we hope to have influence. Suffice it to note that some Christians today still debate the theological implications of Christianity (or more specifically, the Church as an institution) achieving state sponsorship. A correct synonym for evangelical would be "orthodox," but it is less desirable because of its association with certain denominations and Neo-orthodoxy.

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Christian Ethics and Human Nature

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Horror at what went on in these camps still makes many people wary of any research on human subjects, whether or not any useful knowledge might be obtained from it Organ transplantation was viewed at first with some suspicion by the Christian churches who feared that doctors might be 'playing God' and interfering too much with nature. The teachings of behaviors by the masters of a religion are not intended to imply rules and laws that a person must obey - as if following external laws were somehow able to force a man to inwardly become what he is not - but rather the teachings are as the directions of how a person might attain the desired goals of the religion.

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Objectivism : The Philosophy and the Movement

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But by I960 or so most Catholic moralists accepted the moral Tightness of at least some organ transplants, and Catholics have now joined others in seeing in this procedure not only a morally correct act but indeed a laudable one to be supported by public policy. You can lay your head on your pillow at night and not feel as though you have abused your position as pastor. A host of particular theologies reflecting ethnic and racial communities (e.g., Mujerista theology, womanist theology, 'han' theology from Korea) contend against any notion that justice is done when the poor are neglected.

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Biohealth: Beyond Medicalization: Imposing Health

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The notes are in my journal, and I will try my best, with the Lord's favor, to apply them daily in my life. To conclude this entry, the revival of interest in divine command theory, when combined with the revival of natural law theory I already discussed, shows evidence that the attempt to connect morality closely to religion is undergoing a robust recovery within professional philosophy. He speaks regularly in seminars, lectureships, and special presentations.

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