Faith, Formation, and Decision: Ethics in the Community of Promise

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Fortress Press - 166 pagini
James Childs's concise and compelling introduction is based on twenty years of teaching and writing in Christian ethics.Illuminating his case with examples from business, medicine, and public policy dilemmas, Childs constructs an original and comprehensive proposal for Christian ethics?"dialogical ethics"?one that resonates well with contemporary concern for character and virtue but is also animated and informed by Christian faith.

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Ethics and the Congregation
3
Grace Faith and the Good
11
Hope and Witness Ethics as Anticipation
19
Formed by Love
29
Poverty of the Spirit
39
Solidarity in Suffering
51
Mercy and Peace
61
Dialogical Ethics
75
Autonomy
91
Justice
105
Sanctity of Life
119
TruthTelling and PromiseKeeping
135
Notes
151
Index
163
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Pagina 17 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Pagina 47 - Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Pagina 5 - Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
Pagina 16 - Go your way and tell John what things ye have seen and heard : the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...
Pagina 29 - I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Pagina 5 - The Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.
Pagina 11 - Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
Pagina 4 - O GOD of earth and altar, Bow down and hear our cry, Our earthly rulers falter, Our people drift and die ; The walls of gold entomb us, The swords of scorn divide, Take not thy thunder from us, But take away our pride.
Pagina 149 - Once you were not a people/ but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy...
Pagina 5 - When the Lord your God has brought you into the land that he swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you — a land with fine, large cities that you did not build, houses filled with all sorts of goods that you did not fill, hewn cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant...

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