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Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders

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The widely publicized resignation of former President Bush from the National Rifle Association over what he viewed as extreme actions is an example of exit combined with voice. Rather than demeaning this language, we should recognize it as an expression of contemporary persons to go 'beyond' their empirical, scientific, rational experience into a realm of different meaning. The Reverend Billy Graham has written Storm Warning in 2010, an exceptional - and frightening - book that looks at the consequences of ethical relativism in our society today.

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SEVEN ERRORS OF OUR CATHOLIC BISHOPS: Why our Bishops Lost

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Explain Christian ethical teachings on ONE of the following: Christian ethical teaching on environmental ethics highlights the fact that God is the creator of all things and that human beings have a responsibility to work in partnership with God to ensure that the fragile environment is nurtured and protected. As regards the African conception of the worth and dignity of the human being, there is time to refer only to a couple of Akan maxims.

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Health Care Ethics: A Catholic Theological Analysis

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Since complete casuistry is impossible in in any approach to ethics, many believers will need or ought to seek counsel for ethical decisions that are not clear. That same philosophy also influenced Avraham ibn ʿEzraʾ, the great commentator on the Bible, who dedicated to ethics a brief treatise called Yesod moraʾ (The foundation of the fear of God). We don't know the background, but there may have been some questions in their minds as to why he left to begin with.

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Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to

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In such surgery the death of a fetus is an unintended and tragic consequence of a good intention and the proper use of medical technology. The transition is accomplished by making a choice for one's life as a whole from a position that is not attached to any particular project, a radical choice that requires admitting the aesthetic life has been a failure. For an excellent overview of the debate on the philosophy of the Trinity, see Thomas McCall’s Which Trinity?

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Treatise on Good Works

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Exceptions to the duty to preserve life include medical indications, pregnancy resulting from rape, or social and emotional conditions that would not be beneficial to the mother or future child (Gustafson, 1970). What is the difference between the principle of a biblical command and its application in the Bible? Margaret Farley examines the meaning of human sexuality and how this meaning can be incorporated into what she terms "a moral view of human and Christian life."

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Strength to Be Holy

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Some authorities permit abortion in the case of rape, and some will permit abortion in the first trimester if the fetus would be born with an abnormality that would cause it to suffer. Jesus foretells his death and resurrection. The second principle involves the philosophy of money. In endeavoring to show a conflict between the duty to keep one's oaths and the duty not to kill. The fourth principle of medical ethics is beneficence, or the act of helping others.

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The Genesis of Ethics: On the Authority of God as the Origin

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If the man—woman relationship is seen to be at the heart of marriage, it is not surprising that some marriages come to grief at a time when gender relationships are undergoing a process of profound re-evaluation and particularly when this process is far more advanced among women than among men. By contrast, a categorical imperative simply mandates an action, irrespective of one's personal desires, such as "You ought to do X."

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Life's Worth: The Case Against Assisted Suicide (Critical

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Paul appear the significant mind-body distinction, "There dwelleth in me, that is in my flesh, no good thing." Unqualified absolutism is the view that there are many non-conflicting absolutes or moral laws. The course will provide the setting for students to consider: • multiple forms of ecological problems and ethical issues in each; • implications of the central affirmations of the Christian faith for the formation of ecological ethics; • the nature of Christian love and justice in ecological contexts; • current national and international policy debates on ecological concerns; • potential directions for public policy that are theologically, ethically, socially, ecologically, and strategically coherent; • the present and possible role of the churches in responding to ecological concerns.

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It's A Guy Thing: Character is King, God's Destination For

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Many writers regard ethics (Gr. ethike) as any scientific treatment of the moral order and divide it into theological, or Christian, ethics ( moral theology ) and philosophical ethics (moral philosophy). The second text goes directly to practical issues and is very helpful. * A fairly good and accessible introduction to Thomas and Thomism – the interpretations of the work of Thomas that developed throughout the years.

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Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew's Vision for the

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Thus, a descriptive use of that judgment would be obvious and easily understood. Peter Singer (ed.) A Companion to Ethics (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) (Oxford: Blackwell, 1991) Contains 47 original articles dealing with everything from the roots of ethics, the history of ethics, the application and nature of ethics to the critiques of ethics. The oldest form of the claim that morality is motivationally dependent on religious commitment is the appeal to rewards and punishments, the “fire and brimstone” preaching that “put the fear of the Lord” into people. “Fear” here is understood as being scared of God, which does not necessarily involve respect or love.

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