Holy Immoral: the Creative Image of God in All of Us

Holy Immoral: the Creative Image of God in All of Us

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In so far as liberal Christianity is a compound of prophetic religion and secularism it is drawn into the debate in a somewhat equivocal position but, on the whole, on the side of the secularists and naturalists. We do not look to the stone tablets as the standard of godly living. Then by 1935 he had dropped also the claim about meaning, holding that value judgments are expressions of desire or wish, and not assertions at all. In the United States, Jack Kevorkian is drum major for such a view: 'In my view the highest principle in medical ethics — in any kind of ethics — is personal autonomy, self-determination.
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Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology

Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology

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Condescension is, at best, their only method of approach. But the real priest of the bourgeois civilization was the scientist and the liberal idealist who proved that the necessities of a commercial civilization were in accord with the eternal principles of morality and rationality. The long answer is that, like the several floors in a tall building, engagements with ethical issues occur at several different levels of interaction, and if we take them all into account there are important differences.
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What Jesus Demands from the World

What Jesus Demands from the World

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Here is where I would like to bring in the matter of regeneration or conversion to which I referred earlier. We therefore do not want our friends to become gods, even though that would be the best thing for them. It does happen - praise the Lord - that youth who have had a very difficult adolescence mature into faithful Christians, refined by their trials. The thrust of the idea is that the most fundamental norm for behavior is that which is "community building".
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Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians

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When the transcendence of God is stressed, Scripture tends to be used more dialectically to include a judging and critical role with regard to every human enterprise. The local paper took up the fight in good old "Democratic" style. These focal images may roughly relate to theological categories: christology and soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology and pneumatology. These are called vices and stand in the way of becoming a good person.
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Truthfulness and Tragedy: Further Investigations in

Truthfulness and Tragedy: Further Investigations in

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You read the letter to the Philippians and you don't get any rebellion at all, there isn't any there. It was of course not accidental that the principal ideas embodied in the document had their roots in the experience of the United States, pluralist in its very foundation. 12 The Council's teaching was conceived in the context of a debate about religious freedom, and it will be necessary to show how it may be applied to the sphere of morality as well. Yet, you drive one of your own preachers to denominational schools where he can get credit for his work and refuse to let him take Bible for credit in your own school because the color of his skin is dark!"
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The Seven Deadly Sins: How to overcome life's most toxic

The Seven Deadly Sins: How to overcome life's most toxic

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Gorringe listen in to a debate, but one of the reasons this collection of books is so unusual is that we have the history of the victims, the failures, those who never came to power, rather more than of those who did. In legal terms, this constitutes a fiduciary relationship.12 To the degree possible, counselors should avoid entering into a dual relationship with a client. What did these persons contribute to the study of ethics: Immanuel Kant (know his ideas well • Immanuel Kant had 3 main ideas: autonomy, reason, and categorical imperatives: no authority external to ourselves is needed to constitute or inform us of the demands of morality; we don't need another person, book or anything else to tell us what is morally right and wrong the principles of ethics are to be constructed only on the basis of reason.
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The Trinity and Creation in Augustine: An Ecological

The Trinity and Creation in Augustine: An Ecological

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The content of this quiz is used to generate and inspire discussion and to test the student's ability to make Christian-centric decisions about bioethical issues. Abstract formulas that state man’s inclination to the good as the result of natural law—for example, the statement that human fellowship is a “categorical imperative”—have been derived from this basic conscience and actually refer back to it. In limited, rare situations---such as reasonable suspicion that a client plans to harm another---a Christian counselor might have the right to disclose confidential information about a client to the proper authorities or another health professional.
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Marriage As a Relationship: Real and Rational (Marquette

Marriage As a Relationship: Real and Rational (Marquette

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Maybe this will further the discussion in finding from sociology some basic commonly used terms. The theist's principal motivation is not to escape "being caught" but obeying God because in the final judgement, nothing is hid. Ephesians 4:24 says "and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness". My friends are fairly self-sufficient people who don’t want help.
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Report of the House of Bishops Working Group on Human

Report of the House of Bishops Working Group on Human

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Augustine of Hippo on Christianity and Western civilization. It is not an ideal magically superimposed upon life by a revelation which has no relation to total human experience. Lehmann�s analysis of abortion is a fitting illustration of his contextual ethic at work. Concerning our duties towards God, he argued that there are two kinds: a theoretical duty to know the existence and nature of God, and a practical duty to both inwardly and outwardly worship God.
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Living the Truth in Love: A Biblical Introduction to Moral

Living the Truth in Love: A Biblical Introduction to Moral

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Now it is available for the first time in an English translation, which includes a new preface. Most of us are likely to confront difficult decisions around topics such as abortion or assisted suicide very rarely, if at all. Sometimes Aristotle uses the phrase ‘God or understanding’ (in Greek, nous) (e.g., Politics, 1287a27–32). He knows that apart from God he cannot know truth at all: "Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
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