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Christianity. Ethics and Moral Conflict. Interpretation/ Authority. Catholicism - Bible. They are the works of human authors Exegesis gives better understanding of the text Bring about a false meaning. Orthodoxy - Bible. Represents texts approved by the church

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Christianity

Christianity

Ethics and Moral Conflict


Christianity

Interpretation/

Authority


Catholicism bible

Catholicism - Bible

  • They are the works of human authors

  • Exegesis gives better understanding of the text

  • Bring about a false meaning


Orthodoxy bible

Orthodoxy - Bible

  • Represents texts approved by the church

  • Belief in a doctrine of sola scriptura


Protestant bible

Protestant - Bible

  • Rejection of some Christian beliefs

  • Bible is the only source of revealed truth

  • 39 books of the Hebrew Bible and 27 books of the New Testament


Catholicism church

Catholicism - Church

  • Largest of 3

  • Liturgical fashion

  • Church and it’s Pope have authority with scripture


Orthodox church

Orthodox - Church

  • 2nd Largest

  • Least changed from the beginning of Christianity

  • Preserve the Truth


Ecumenism

Ecumenism

  • Catholic- seek unity among Christian’s, but also reject anything unfaithful to tradition and scripture

  • Orthodox– maintain unity among national groupings, but also reject anything unfaithful to tradition and scripture

  • Protestant- justification by faith alone


Christianity

Ethical Practice and

Legal Issues


Peace and conflict

Peace and Conflict

  • Liberation Theology

  • Doctrine- Beatitudes- Vatican II

http://www.riceinstitute.com/HPIM2929.JPG


Medical issues

Medical Issues

  • Abortion- Evangelium Vitae

  • Euthanasia

  • Stem Cell Research

  • Genetic Engineering

http://www.duke.edu/web/pps114/project/10/Stem_Cell_Cartoon.jpg


Christianity v secularism

Christianity v. Secularism

  • Naturalistic Worldview

  • Judeo-Christian Worldview

http://www.freefoto.com/images/05/08/05_08_10---Cross-at-Sunset_web.jpg


Environment stewardship and animal rights

Environment Stewardship and Animal Rights

  • Interfaith Council for Environmental Stewardship

  • Similar view for all Christians

  • Human domination

animal-rights.com


Environment stewardship and animal rights1

Environment Stewardship and Animal Rights

  • Catholic Encyclopedia

  • Pope Benedict XVI

  • Animal Rights v. Animal Welfare

www.guardian.co.uk


Homosexuality

Homosexuality

  • Major current issue that is dividing Christians.

  • View depends on:

    • Literal interpretation

    • Great Commandment

    • Knowledge

hu.wikipedia.org


Stance on homosexuality

Stance on Homosexuality

  • Roman Catholic

    • Condemns homosexuality

    • Pope John Paul II

    • Vatican teachings

  • Southern Baptist and Mormon

    • Condemn – bible taken literally

    • Number of Essays published

    • Mormons condemn as well

  • farleft.blogspot.com


    Stance on homosexuality1

    Stance on Homosexuality

    • United Methodist Church, Presbyterian, Episcopalian

      • Greater acceptance

      • Do not ordain

  • Evangelical Lutheran

    • Ordain the openly gay - celibate

  • United Church of Christ

    • Most accepting

    • Ordain the openly gay

  • www.prague-life.com


    Homosexual marriage

    Homosexual Marriage

    • Seen as a threat

    • Marriage as a holy vocation

    • Contrary to natural law

      • Procreation

    communities.canada.com


    Family law

    Family Law

    • Nuclear Family

      • disintegrating

  • Divorce

    • “just cause”

    • Differing views:

  • Eastern Orthodox

  • Southern Baptist

  • United Methodist

  • Roman Catholic

  • Presbyterian

  • dss.sd.gov


    Christianity

    Ethical Banking and

    Business Practices

    • Ethical Banking: - AKA… - concerns - principles - microcredit - Ethical Banks

    • Ethical Business: - An Interfaith Declaration - Principles:Justice Mutual Respect Stewardship Honesty

    http://www.popolis.it/Admin/UploadImages/24911.jpg


    Christianity

    Church and State

    • Origin

    • Clashes- Great Schism- Reformation

      - Black Plague- Renaissance

    • Separation in US

    http://www.abanet.org/publiced/conversations/constitution/images/estreligion_starter3.gif


    Christianity

    Blasphemy Laws

    • Leviticus 24:15-16

    • 3rd Commandment

    • Catechism

    • Canon Law- Common Law UK, USA

    http://muarchives.missouri.edu/images/exh_libraries/LE-BibleLeviticus300res.jpg


    Work cited

    Work Cited

    • Matthews, Warren. World Religions. 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2004.

    • Origins. 1994, January 6. http://www.bible-researcher.com/catholic-interpretation.html#Sec3

    • Robbins, Dale A. “What People Ask About The Church”. 1995. http://www.victorious.org/chur40.htm

    • Ball, Carol. http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/8965.htm

    • Hyland, J. R. “Aquinas, Animal Rights and Christianity.” 2000. www.vegsoc.org.au/religion_aquinas.asp

    • Turner, Tom. “Homosexuality in the Church.” 1993. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/scotts/bulgarians/church.html

    • Robinson, B. A. “Divorce and Remarriage: Statements by Christian Denominations” 2002. http://www.religioustolerance.org/div_deno.htm


    Christianity

    • http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-67450/Christianity

    • http://www.christiananswers.net/q-sum/sum-g001.html

    • http://www.mb-soft.com/believe/txc/gschism.htm

    • http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/C_Transp/C11_Protestantism.html

    • http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/ccc_toc.htm

    • http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02595a.htm


    Christianity

    • http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c2a5.htm

    • http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/she/she_10catholicteaching.html

    • http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0102.asp

    • http://catholicinsight.com/online/bioethics/embryo.shtml---

    • Shea, John B. Catholic teaching on the human embryo as an object of research M.D. Issue: October.

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcredit

    • http://astro.temple.edu/~dialogue/Codes/cmj_codes.htm

    • Amman, Jordan. An Interfaith Declaration. A Code of Ethics on International Business for Christians, Muslims and Jews.1993.

    • Webley, Simon. "Values Inherent in the Interfaith Declaration of International Business Ethics."


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