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Spirit ethics : Scripture and the moral life

eBook, English, ©2000
Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN, ©2000
1 online resource (vii, 204 pages)
1. Postmodernism and Christian Ethics
Responding to the Postmodern Challenge
Absolute Commands vs. Universal Ideals
Jesus Christ and Moral Responsibility
2. The Church in a Pluralist Society
The Dislocation of Bible and Church
Interpreting the Tradition in a Changing Society
The Current debate concerning Church and Society
3. Determining "What the Bible Says"
The Biblical Critic under Attack
From Text to Reader
The Church and Biblical Authority
4. The Ethical Content and Authority of the Bible
Types of Ethical Content in Scripture
The Distinctive Ethical Content of Scripture
The Ethical Authority of Scripture
Scriptural Authority and Moral Decision Making
5. Spirit Ethics and a Responsible Church
An Ethics of the Spirit
Spirit Ethics and Ethical Theory
Spirit Ethics and Social Ethics
Spirit Ethics and Biblical Vision
6. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Christian Convictions Relating to Death
Medical Technology and the "Sanctity of Life"
Euthanasia and "Allowing to Die"
From Euthanasia to Assisted Suicide
7. Homosexuality
The Current Scene Concerning Homosexuality
The Authority of Scripture and Homosexuality
The Impact of the Tradition
Seeking a Viable Stance
Objections an Alternative Approaches
8. Genetics and the Future of Humanity
The Question of Eugenics
Genetic Testing and Screening
The Human Genome Project
Genetics, Human Identity, and the Human Futuer
Concluding Reflections Free eBook from the Internet Archive Additional information and access via Open Library