Let Justice Roll Down: The Old Testament, Ethics, and

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In this effort, the observance of God-given commandments asserts life. VALUES PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR JUDGMENTS ABOUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE ORGANIZATION TO SUCCEED IN ITS CORE BUSINESS. She has taught at Elmira College, Mount Holyoke, and for twelve years was professor of applied theology at Garrett Biblical Institute. If you enjoyed this sermon, there are lots of ways to share it! More importantly for Lehmann, abortion is a humanization issue. Justice in Aristotle's Athens is not the same as it was in the seventeenth-century pioneering Wild West or the late twentieth-century urban New York.

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The True Bounds of Christian Freedom

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Christian social ethics evaluates the moral quality of the relations between social groups. Some participants at the conference thought this violated Lutheran notions of grace and freedom. Hays acknowledges that such a synthesis will require bold selectivity. According to consequentialism, correct moral conduct is determined solely by a cost-benefit analysis of an action's consequences: Consequentialism: An action is morally right if the consequences of that action are more favorable than unfavorable.

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Compelling Knowledge: A Feminist Proposal for an

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Our purpose is not to take life, but to create and preserve life. For altruistic decision-making, the most striking bivariate results show that 91 percent of those who attend religious services twice a week, compared to 78 percent of those who attend only several times a year, claim that doing what is morally right is a major consideration in making difficult decisions on the job. The Priority of Love: Christian Charity and Social Justice.

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Ethics: Systematic Theology, Volume 1 (Systematic Theology

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Some now argue that once you have agreed to enter the life of the rich and famous you loss that right to privacy.... [tags: Ethics] Consequentialism, Non- Consequentialism, Virtue Ethics and Care Ethics - Introduction This essay will provide a theoretical understanding of the four ethical frameworks: Consequentialism, Non- Consequentialism, Virtue Ethics and Care Ethics. Wittgenstein's views on ethics are enigmatic and subject to wildly different interpretations. Thus the ideal of the bodhisattva came to be regarded as the pinnacle of Buddhist practice and teaching.

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Spirituality and Social Embodiment

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In poorer parts of the world, there is considerable engagement of Christian communities on environmental issues. Jesus knew, as we know, that such a way of life if it is to be consistent - if we are not only to do just things but be just people — requires a profound conversion. The one who would carry out such justice was called "blessed" (vv. 8-9), for through him Jus- tice would be realized, the honor of God would be upheld, and a certain measure of the world gone wrong would be righted.

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Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our

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Empathy is, according to Webster's dictionary, "imaginative projection of one's own consciousness into another being." In a pluralistic, fragmented world,34 is there any hope for a universal notion of the demands of justice, or are we relegated to a kind of relativism in which Christians can speak only with and to each other? It must be admitted that this rigor is seemingly qualified by certain promises of reward. Thus, morality itself must always be understood as a cultural phenomenon.

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Witness: Systematic Theology Volume 3

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We need, therefore, to embark on a real rediscovery of freedom if we wish to shake off the notion of freedom of indifference. S. workplace is shaped by secularization and, paradoxically, the growth of Conservative Protestantism. In the Book of Exodus of the Hebrew Bible God describes Himself: "The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth..." They are to manifest His goodness and perfection. WOGAMAN, “The Biblical Legacy of Christian Ethics,” ch. 1 in CEHI, pp. 2-15.

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I Was A Stranger: A Christian Theology of Hospitality

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Stoicism, on the other hand, with its appeal to courage in the face of life’s vicissitudes and the pursuit of virtue solely for virtue’s sake, was both a more serious and a more religiously grounded ethic. Accordingly, I am willing to follow her defense of the virtues of independence (making one’s own judgments), integrity (practicing what you preach), honesty (maintaining a freedom from contradiction between your words and your convictions), and productivity (the ambitious struggle to achieve your values).

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The Enemy in the Household: Family Violence in Deuteronomy

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This text is written with phenomenal clarity, accessibility to students whose previous exposure to Christian ethics varies widely, and an assumption that students want an array of conceptual tools in order to make their own decisions about ethical issues confronting them in churches and society. --Traci C. Various, too, are the rights and duties of nations in peace and in war. Moses lived circa 1250 BC and was the originator of the Torah, the first five books of Hebrew Scripture.

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Faithful: A Theology of Sex (Ordinary Theology)

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The ethics of Jesus are foolish to many church goers. In light of the work of the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer, it has become a hermeneutical axiom to assert that our prejudices, far more than our judgements, constitute our historical existence.4 In a similar way, individual decisions are only adequately understood when they are seen as stemming from a more primordial context which directs our stance toward life as a whole. Philosophical doctrines about the nature of personhood are also crucial to Buddhist moral thought.

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