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Traditional Christian Ethics

Author : David W. T. Brattston
ISBN : 9781490821221
Genre : Religion
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Volume One of Traditional Christian Ethics describes the terminology, discusses popular approaches to ethical decision-making today, illustrates that the earliest Christians conducted themselves in accordance with a large number of specific moral rules, states the method of this set of books for reconstructing the content of early Christian ethics/law as attested before the devastating epidemic and mass apostasy of AD 249-251, gives reasons for regarding this as the terminal date, and provides a guide to using the lists. At a number of points, this volume deals with objections to its theses. Volume One also furnishes you with complete information as to where you can find and look up the ancient sources cited in translation. Traditional Christian Ethics will help you solve problems in moral decision-making when Scripture is unclear or silent. You can solve them through its comprehensive itemized concordances of citations to precepts of Christian ethics from all translated ancient texts. Its sources possess unassailable authority that cannot be fabricated, and are persuasive among most Christian denominations. Preachers and professional scholars will find them invaluable as a starting point in preparing their own sermons, books, articles, and essays on specific points of ethics.
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Traditional Christian Ethics 4

Author : David W. T. Brattston
ISBN : 9781490802053
Genre : Religion
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What Not to Do Abominable embraces-1 Clement-28.1 Abortion-Athenagoras-Presbeia-35 Abortion-Barnabas-19.5 Abortion-Didache-2.2 Abortion-Doctrina-2.2 Abortion-Hippolytus-Philosophumena-9.7 Abortion-Letter to Diognetus-5.6 Abortion-Minucius Felix-Octavius-30 Abortion-Revelation of Peter-26 Abortion-Sibylline Oracles-2.281f Abortion-Tertullian-Apologeticum-9 Abortion-Tertullian-Exhortation to Chastity-12 Abortion by drugs-Clement of Alexandria-Paedagogus-2.10 (96) Abortionist-Doctrina-5.2 Abstinence, excessive, at the beginning stages-Origen-Homilies on Numbers-27.9.2
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Sex Gender And Christian Ethics

Author : Lisa Sowle Cahill
ISBN : 0521578485
Genre : Philosophy
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Cahill addresses the ethics of sexuality, marriage, parenthood and family from a feminist Christian standpoint. She wants to reaffirm the traditional unity of sex, love and parenthood, not as an absolute norm, but a guiding framework. The book also develops the significance of New Testament models of community and of moral formation, to argue that the human values associated with sex and family should be embodied in a context of concern for society's poor and marginalized. Roman Catholicism receives special but not exclusive attention.
Category: Philosophy

African Christian Ethics

Author : Samuel Waje Kunhiyop
ISBN : 9780310590606
Genre : Religion
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This is an introduction to African Christian Ethics for Christian colleges and Bible schools. The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the theory of ethics, while the second discusses practical issues. The issues are grouped into the following six sections: Socio-Political Issues, Financial Issues, Marriage Issues, Sexual Issues, Medical Issues, and Religious Issues. Each section begins with a brief general introduction, followed by the chapters dealing with specific issues in that area. Each chapter begins with an introduction, discusses traditional African thinking on the issue, presents an analysis of relevant biblical material, and concludes with some recommendations. There are questions at the end of each chapter for discussion or personal reflection, often asking students to reflect on how the discussion in the chapter applies to their ministry situation.
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Christian Ethics

Author : Robert Cecil Mortimer
ISBN : 9781135976699
Genre : Philosophy
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A discussion of the general presuppositions and ideas which underlie the Christian ethical teaching, treating of such subjects as conscience, the concepts of sin and virtue, and the relation between morality and religion. The book also attempts to explain the traditional Christian attitudes towards certain particular matters of conduct; for example, marriage and divorce, gambling, and the rights and duties of private property. Written by the then Bishop of Exeter, this book was originally published in 1950.
Category: Philosophy

Plurality And Christian Ethics

Author : Ian S. Markham
ISBN : 0521453283
Genre : Philosophy
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Too many parts of the world testify to the difficulties religions have in tolerating each other. It is often concluded that the only way tolerance and plurality can be protected is to keep religion out of the public sphere. Ian Markham challenges this secularist argument. In the first half of the book, he advances a careful critique of European culture which exposes the problem of plurality. His analysis of the Christendom Group is contrasted with the outlook found in the USA, where a religiously informed culture may be seen to be tolerant. In the second half of the book, the author argues that plurality is better safeguarded by a theistic, rather than a secularist, foundation. He submits that too often secularists use relativist arguments, while theists want to appeal to the complexity of God’s world. He concludes that in our post-modern world the religious affirmation of diversity offers genuine political possibilities for cultural enrichment.
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Biology And Christian Ethics

Author : Stephen R. L. Clark
ISBN : 0521567688
Genre : Philosophy
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A reasoned look at biological theory since Darwin.
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The Poetics Of Grace Christian Ethics As Theodicy

Author : Jeph Holloway
ISBN : 9781621896197
Genre : Religion
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What is God doing about a world marked by conflict and division? What about a world in which our technologies promise great good but also threaten our existence? What is God doing in a world where the demands for accumulation and acquisition create division and despair? Can Christians hope to be of positive influence in a world that does not always support, reflect, or even understand Christian commitments? Christian ethics often raises such questions as these, and the possible answers vary widely. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians is a tremendous resource for exploring a faithful response to perhaps the toughest question of all: what is God doing about evil? The role of Christian ethics is to take seriously the challenge that, whatever God is doing, God calls us to participate in a distinctive task that embraces our own commitments and labors within the divine purpose. Ephesians says that God has taken the initiative to pursue that purpose and, remarkably, offers that we ourselves are part of the answer to the question, what is God doing about evil?
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Evil And Christian Ethics

Author : Gordon Graham
ISBN : 0521797454
Genre : Religion
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This book interconnects contemporary moral philosophy with recent work in New Testament scholarship.
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