Biblical Ethics The Moral Foundations of Life The Philosophy of Sin

Biblical Ethics   The Moral Foundations of Life   The Philosophy of Sin

And sin can only be put right through Christ's atonement, which makes possible human repentance and appropriation of faith. "I have found in this book some of the most arresting truths I have yet met with.

Author: Oswald Chambers

Publisher: Oswald Chambers Library

ISBN: 1572930357

Category: Religion

Page: 357

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In this three-in-one volume, Oswald Chambers, the noted author of My Utmost for His Highest deals with Christian ethics, morality, and the anatomy of sin.
Categories: Religion

The Moral Foundations of Civil Society

The Moral Foundations of Civil Society

Roepke never does this, and this is his strength. He realizes that all of these are legitimate aspects of human experience which must be satisfied in a balanced and harmonious social existence.

Author: Wilhelm Röpke

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412837855

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Wilhelm Roepke may have been the soundest economist of the twentieth century. He understood the limitations as well as the strengths of his discipline. Economists are often tempted to take the easy way out, by denying reality to aspects of human existence and reducing them to arbitrary and subjective tastes and preferences. Roepke never does this, and this is his strength. He realizes that all of these are legitimate aspects of human experience which must be satisfied in a balanced and harmonious social existence. Nature, sex, religion, beauty, and politics are all meaningful as parts of the whole. Problems occur only when each segment attempts to become the whole. The original title of this book, Civitas Humana, contains a double meaning. It promises a treatment of questions fundamental not only to human society but also to humane society. The volume combines distinct aspects of life. Half of the book is devoted to questions of economic and social life. The other half examines spiritual and national life. Chapters include "Moral Foundations," "The Place of Science in the City of Man," "Counterweights to the State," "Congestion and Proletarianisation of Society," and "Economic System and International New Order." Although Roepke recognized the validity of the nation in the modern world, he was constantly trying to find the smaller agencies within society in which real allegiances and loyalties were to be developed. His ideas continue to be of significance. As described by William F. Campbell in the new introduction, The Moral Foundations of Civil Society is a necessary addition to the libraries of economists, sociologists, theologians, and philosophers.
Categories: Social Science

Foundations of Morality Human Rights and the Human Sciences

Foundations of Morality  Human Rights  and the Human Sciences

... of individualization, and – lifting them with Brentano from the assumed mere
psychic states to the dignity of “emotional experiences” – see in them the
significant expression of the spirit (aesthetic, moral, spiritual experiences), •
nevertheless, ...

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400969759

Category: Science

Page: 581

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The essays in this volume constitute a portion of the research program being carried out by the International Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences. Established as an affiliate society of the World Institute for Ad vanced Phenomenological Research and Learning in 1976, in Arezzo, Italy, by the president of the Institute, Dr Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, this particular society is devoted to an exploration of the relevance of phenomenological methods and insights for an understanding of the origins and goals of the specialised human sciences. The essays printed in the first part of the book were originally presented at the Second Congress of this society held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 12-14 July 1979. The second part of the volume consists of selected essays from the third convention (the Eleventh International Congress of Phenomenology of the World Phenomen ology Institute) held in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1981. With the third part of this book we pass into the "Human Rights" issue as treated by the World Phenomenology Institute at the Interamerican Philosophy Congress held in Tallahassee, Florida, also in 1981. The volume opens with a mono graph by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka on the foundations of ethics in the moral practice within the life-world and the social world shown as clearly distinct. The main ideas of this work had been presented by Tymieniecka as lead lectures to the three conferences giving them a tight research-project con sistency.
Categories: Science

The Spiritual Foundations of Society

The Spiritual Foundations of Society

The Spiritual Foundations of Society is Frank's attempt to examine society as a type of spiritual being, to develop an ontology of society. Two ideas are central to his vision of future social thought.

Author: Semen Li︠u︡dvigovich Frank

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038180431

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Semyon Ludvigovich Frank (1877-1950) wrote major works on epistemology, ontology, philosophy of religion, and social philosophy. As a youthful Marxist, he was arrested and banned from major Russian cities for his radical activities. Becoming dissatisfied with Marxism, he soon turned to idealism and then to religious philosophy. Professor of Philosophy at Moscow University until 1922, when he was expelled to the West, Frank worked in exile until his death in London in 1950. The Spiritual Foundations of Society is Frank's attempt to examine society as a type of spiritual being, to develop an ontology of society. Two ideas are central to his vision of future social thought. The first of these, sobornost' (from the Russian sobirat': to gather), is the living, inner, organic unity of all human societies. Its primary form is the family unit. Opposed to sobornost' is obshchestvnnost' (obshchyi: general or common), the mechanical aspect of society in which the separate parts act to mutually limit and constrain one another. The second idea is the principle of service as the most general expression of the ontological essence of man and therefore the highest normative principle of social life. According to Frank, all human right are grounded in one innte right -- the right to fulfill obligations, the opportunity to serve. Thus, Frank reconciles the principles of solidarity and individual freedom through common subordination to the principle of service. Though writing in the late twenties, Frank addresses fundamental concepts of the ground of social life applicable to all periods of history. His introduction of concepts from the Russian tradition enables us to see problems in a new light, and his approach -- focused on concepts of community and service -- challenges the now dominant materialistic and naturalistic theories of the nature of social life.
Categories: Social Science

On the Foundations of Morals

On the Foundations of Morals

The presence of the Spirit , in any individual case , can be known only by the
consciousness of the “ fruits of the Spirit . ” The warrant to infer the Spirit ' s
agency goes no farther , than his fruits are unequivocally manifest ; and there is
no ...

Author: William Whewell

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNNQKR

Category: Christian ethics

Page: 239

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Categories: Christian ethics

Anti national Education Or The Spirit of Sectarianism Morally Tested by Means of Certain Speeches and Letters from the Member for Kilmarnock

Anti national Education  Or  The Spirit of Sectarianism Morally Tested by Means of Certain Speeches and Letters from the Member for Kilmarnock

If the facts of revealed religion , the doctrinal elements of faith , are not the
foundation of natural knowledge , as little is the morality of revealed religion the
sole foundation of morality . The morality of nature , I have already shewn , is the
right ...

Author: James Simpson

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044029028453

Category: Education

Page: 50

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Categories: Education

The Foundations of Christian Bioethics

The Foundations of Christian Bioethics

While his 'Foundations of Bioethics' explored the sparse ethics binding moral strangers, this long-awaited volume addresses the morality at the foundations of Christian bioethics.

Author: Hugo Tristram Engelhardt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 902651557X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 414

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For decades, Engelhardt has alluded to the ethics that binds moral friends. While his 'Foundations of Bioethics' explored the sparse ethics binding moral strangers, this long-awaited volume addresses the morality at the foundations of Christian bioethics. The volume opens with an analysis of the marginalization of Christian bioethics in the 1970s and the irremedial shortcomings of secular ethics in general. Drawing on the Christianity of the first millennium, Engelhardt provides the ontological and epistemological foundations for a Christian bioethics that can remedy the onesidedness of a secular bioethics and supply the bases for a Christian bioethics. The volume then addresses issues from abortion, third-party-assisted reproduction, and cloning, to withholding and withdrawing treatment, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Practices such as free and informed consent are relocated within a traditional Christian morality. Attention is also given to the allocation of scarce resources in health care, and to the challenge of maintaining the Christian identity of physicians, nurses, patients, and health care institutions in a culture that is now post-Christian.
Categories: Philosophy

Love as the Foundation of Moral Education and Character Development

Love as the Foundation of Moral Education and Character Development

ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CULTURE AND MORAL
EDUCATION IN A CRITICAL ERA JOSE LUIS VETHENCOURT The discussion of
morality in the last decades of the 20th century is the most urgent present
problem ...

Author: Luis Ugalde

Publisher: CRVP

ISBN: 1565180801

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

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Categories: Philosophy

The Spiritual Moral Civil Decay of America

The Spiritual  Moral    Civil Decay of America

and spiritual foundation upon which our once great nation was founded... Patrick
Henry boldly declared: "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this
great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, ...

Author: Brian A. Cooper

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781553694021

Category: Religion

Page: 131

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Author Brian Cooper reflects on the events over the past 40 plus years which he feels has resulted in a general spiritual, moral, and civil decay of values in America. His observations and perspectives are drawn from a blend of personal, historical, and scriptural reference points. Considering the recent tragedy in America on September 11, 2001, his perspective will challenge you to confront the American way of life as we know it today and the America as it existed in more innocent times. He firmly believes that on September 11, 2001, as often occurred in ancient times, God has embarked on an attempt to redirect his people from their rebellious ways. Many Americans have lost sight of the true benefactor of their wealth and prosperity. Its Christian roots continue to deteriorate, being replaced with the worship of false gods and a growing hunger for the "sensational." Will America recover from its waywardness, or will the Spiritual, moral, and civil decay of America continue?
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Revelation the Best Foundation for Morals Being an Investigation of the True Fabulous in The Age of Reason and the French Philosophy By a Lover of Truth i e Charles Curtis

Revelation the Best Foundation for Morals  Being  an Investigation of the True   Fabulous in The Age of Reason  and the French Philosophy     By a Lover of Truth  i e  Charles Curtis

Berkeley , with his vifiona . ry system , endeavoured to reduce the whole material
world into pure spirit and intelligence : While , on the other hand , the materialists
cannot bear that any thing should be thought to exist that does not fall under the ...

Author: Charles J. Curtis

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019580401

Category:

Page: 186

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Reflections on The Moral Spiritual Crisis in Education

Reflections on The Moral   Spiritual Crisis in Education

... been too ” effective in the sense that they have undermined some of the moral
and spiritual foundations of our civilization . Our ability to provide equally
powerful replacements for those foundations is heightened and perpetuated by a
belief ...

Author: David E. Purpel

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820468460

Category: Education

Page: 298

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This book takes a sharply critical view of contemporary society with a searing indictment of our morally and intellectually bankrupt educational system. Uniquely, the book contains both the original version of David Purpel's highly influential Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education, first published in 1989, as well as an updated critique of that work - reflections from our current times of growing despair about the directions of education and the nation. Reflections on the Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education focuses on the possibility - and necessity - of generating hope through the redemptive and energizing power of the human spirit.
Categories: Education

Acting on Principles

Acting on Principles

It is because of such a disproportion, stated in our opening chapter on the
ultimate end, that our thinking leads us towards a more spiritual and supernatural
foundation of morality. In this regard, we begin to understand the place of prayer,
 ...

Author: Janko Zagar

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630878351

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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Acting on Principles, the product of over thirty years of teaching, gives a comprehensive overview of the Moral Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, placing it in dialogue with contemporary ethical theory and developments in Catholic theology since the Second Vatican Council. Suitable for students of ethics and moral theology, and general readers seeking Christian guidance in the formation of conscience and moral decision making, it presents the classical Catholic ethical tradition in a clear and lively style.
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The Foundations of Natural Morality

The Foundations of Natural Morality

A. Kontos (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 979) and Thomas Pangle, The
Spirit of Modern Republicanism: The Moral Vision of the American Founders and
the Philosophy of Locke (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 988), 29–275.

Author: S. Adam Seagrave

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226123578

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Recent years have seen a renaissance of interest in the relationship between natural law and natural rights. During this time, the concept of natural rights has served as a conceptual lightning rod, either strengthening or severing the bond between traditional natural law and contemporary human rights. Does the concept of natural rights have the natural law as its foundation or are the two ideas, as Leo Strauss argued, profoundly incompatible? With The Foundations of Natural Morality, S. Adam Seagrave addresses this controversy, offering an entirely new account of natural morality that compellingly unites the concepts of natural law and natural rights. Seagrave agrees with Strauss that the idea of natural rights is distinctly modern and does not derive from traditional natural law. Despite their historical distinctness, however, he argues that the two ideas are profoundly compatible and that the thought of John Locke and Thomas Aquinas provides the key to reconciling the two sides of this long-standing debate. In doing so, he lays out a coherent concept of natural morality that brings together thinkers from Plato and Aristotle to Hobbes and Locke, revealing the insights contained within these disparate accounts as well as their incompleteness when considered in isolation. Finally, he turns to an examination of contemporary issues, including health care, same-sex marriage, and the death penalty, showing how this new account of morality can open up a more fruitful debate.
Categories: Philosophy

International Handbook of the Religious Moral and Spiritual Dimensions in Education

International Handbook of the Religious  Moral and Spiritual Dimensions in Education

This Handbook presents the views of education scholars who engage these concepts every day, in a collection of essays reflecting the international state of the discipline.

Author: Marian de Souza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781402052460

Category: Education

Page: 557

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In today’s pluralistic world, many cultures feel a shift in the relationship of people with religious traditions. A corresponding movement is a resurgence of interest in human spirituality. This Handbook presents the views of education scholars who engage these concepts every day, in a collection of essays reflecting the international state of the discipline. Out of these rises a vision for the emergence of a just and peaceful world.
Categories: Education

Morality Without Foundations

Morality Without Foundations

At the foundation of well-founded belief lies belief that is not founded.1
Wittgenstein In this final chapter, I turn from questions about the metaphysics and
associated semantics of moral discourse to issues relating to moral epistemology
. 'Moral ...

Author: Mark Timmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195117318

Category: Philosophy

Page: 269

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Morality Without Foundations investigates fundamental metaethical questions about the meaning, truth, and justification of moral thought and discourse. Mark Timmons maintains that all versions of descriptivism in ethics, particularly certain accounts of moral realism, fail. He argues instead that a correct metaethical theory should embrace some version of non-descriptivism. Timmons defends what he calls "assertoric non-descriptivism" which, unlike traditional non-descriptivist views, holds that moral sentences are typically used to make genuine assertions. In defending this view, he exploits contextual semantics, providing him with the semantic flexibility to develop an irrealist account of moral discourse. Timmons goes on to support a contextualist moral epistemology, completing his overall version of contextualism in ethics. Like his foundationalist rivals, Timmons recognizes that there are moral beliefs that are epistemically basic in providing a basis for the justification of non-basic moral beliefs. Yet, he agrees with the coherentist in maintaining that there are no intrinsically justified beliefs that can serve as a single foundation for a system of moral knowledge. Timmons ultimately finds that regresses of justification of moral belief end with contextually basic beliefs--moral beliefs which, in the relevant context, are responsibly held, but in other contexts might not be suitable as regress stoppers. Timmons' novel defense of morality without foundations offers provocative reading for philosophers working in the areas of ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics. Yet, written with the student in mind, his lucid presentation of difficult ideas makes this book accessible to students and newcomers to the field of metaethics.
Categories: Philosophy

Reason Informed by Faith

Reason Informed by Faith

Excellent textbook introduction to the basic issues of fundamental moral theology that considers all of today's moral issues.

Author: Richard M. Gula

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809130661

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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Excellent textbook introduction to the basic issues of fundamental moral theology that considers all of today's moral issues.
Categories: Religion

Psychological Foundations of Moral Education and Character Development

Psychological Foundations of Moral Education and Character Development

An Integrated Theory of Moral Development Richard T. Knowles, George F.
McLean ... This spirit is well illustrated by the writings of such founding fathers as
Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. These true intellectuals had
established ...

Author: Richard T. Knowles

Publisher: CRVP

ISBN: 156518002X

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Categories: Psychology