The Rules: Ten to Live By

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It has been the work of feminists to demonstrate this fact, and thereby to urge those who engage in the study and the analysis of ethics to include women in. A good example is Stanley Hauerwas, The Peaceable Kingdom; A Primer in Christian Ethics (London: SCM, 1983). Some women are having to cope with the sudden awareness that they have been living in a relationship of great inequality and some couples are struggling with the fact that they do not share a common vision of equality and mutuality in the relationship they are setting out to build.

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The Niebuhr Brothers for Armchair Theologians:

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Church has opposed abortion since the Didache, 1st/2nd c. But we cannot be transformed simply by making the right decision. It was vile, it was wrong, and guilt was heaped in upon him. His writings include Authority in Morals and The Nature of God. While two billion of today’s population currently depend on the world’s fisheries for protein, the majority of the world’s fisheries have been seriously degraded or have already collapsed; All these environmental stresses are creating the conditions for outbreaks of new disease organisms and pandemics in certain areas of the world.6 See Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (New York: Viking, 2005).

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Birth, Suffering, and Death: Catholic Perspectives at the

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This goal is not limited to the requirements of retributive justice, but instead envisions a moral crusade (as the President said, before he was told that it was politically incorrect to use that old, Christian word.) Therefore, we have heard much about how the danger of additional terrorist attacks on Americans justifies setting aside the protections of the Geneva Conventions and international and national laws prohibiting torture, as well as the use of preemptive war (which is clearly wrong under the Just War doctrine).

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Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks

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The Pontifical Biblical Commission warns that according to the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church the Bible is not to be read as "biblical fundamentalists" read it, that is, without considering the different literary genres and the historical contexts in which its different parts were written. The Bible does not offer an encyclopedic, systematic account of ethics; but the Bible does remind us of God’s revelation of a Christian ethical system and of elements that demonstrate its superiority.

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The Redemption of Love: Rescuing Marriage and Sexuality from

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It would certainly be a welcome thing if the Bible contained the kind of explicit ban on abortion that is found in the Didache. With God's help, they can be sanctifying. For the notion of 'pedagogic progressivity' cuts more ways than one. In our increasingly critical society, these organizations are accused of being hypocritical and they are soon pilloried by social critics. It is this sense of responsibility which we should try to nurture in the students by careful and pointed teaching.

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God's Plan for Your Money

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“Business ethics” is often regarded as an oxymoron, in the way that “military intelligence” and “open secret” are considered to be counterintuitive. For our society is based on the view that freedom involves the freedom to determine what form one's individual happiness will take. But the issue is important enough to warrant more extensive coverage. The proper response here is not obedience but attentiveness.1 Too frequently people, even bishops, expect that obedience is owed to the teaching authority in an unqualified manner, neglecting the possibility that if one is not convinced of the truth — or relevance — of a teaching then the insistence on obedience may simultaneously oblige one to violate one's conscience.

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Practical Knowledge

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Professional ethics not only have nothing to do with moral standards of conduct or behavior, they may be immoral when they act against the public good or the general welfare by promoting anti-competitive behavior or encouraging conduct intended to protect a profession’s financial interests to the disadvantage of clients and customers [for example, prohibitions against advertising or rules preventing the posting of fees for various services that would encourage customers to shop for lower rates or fees].

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Who You Are When No One's Looking: Choosing Consistency,

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After all, shortly before the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the Americans had firebombed Tokyo and wiped out a huge tract of the city, killing about half as many civilians as died later in Hiroshima, thus demonstrating the colossal capability for destruction acquired by conventional weapons. Green Christianity: Caring for the Whole Creation. Barry Asmus [212] Humility and Trust - Dr. Scripture is used as a source of analogies in ethics, but only suggestively.

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Bulls, Bears and Golden Calves: Applying Christian Ethics in

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It is easy to follow, but has lots of stimulating content. Faith is a personal commitment to God who reveals His saving truths and to those truths which he reveals. They seek to prevent one life from destroying or taking advantage of another. Rom 15:4) and God in his wisdom has willed that “the New Covenant be hidden in the Old and that the Old be explained by the New” (Augustine, Quaest. Indeed social groups need a collective conscience, just as individuals need a conscience.

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Five Views on Law and Gospel (Counterpoints: Bible and

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If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know. We are accustomed to thinking of the "moral" as pertaining to man's relationship with man, and the "religious" as pertaining to man's relationship with God. It is this unavoidable sense, experience, feeling of absolute obligation to an external, objective authority that profoundly characterizes fallen human existence. True, you can pray for the Holy Spirit to guide and assist her. How are Christians to evaluate the laws of the Torah?

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