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The right, the good & the happy : the Christian in a world of distorted values

Author: Bernard L Ramm
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Word Books, ©1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deals with ethical theory and suggests ethical problems the pastor will encounter.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard L Ramm
OCLC Number: 143697
Description: 188 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PART I. FOUNDATIONS IN CHRISTIAN ETHICS --
Section 1: The concept of conduct --
Section 2: Ethics and values --
Section 3: Ethical theories --
Section 4: Act, virtue, character --
Section 5: Biblical religion and ethics --
Section 6: Practical religion --
Section 7: Man, incurably moral --
Section 3: Ethics based on religion --
Section 9: Man as the moral agent in Christian ethics --
Section 10: Sanctions --
Section 11: The use of scripture in Christian ethics --
PART II. TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN NORMS --
Section 100: Natural law --
Section 101: The Ten Commandments --
Section 102: The Sermon on the Mount --
Section 103: The golden rule --
Section 104: Love --
Section 105: Justice --
Section 106: Law in scripture --
Section 107: Summum Bonum: the highest good --
Section 108: Duty --
Section 109: Casuistry --
Section 110: Ethics by code --
Section 111: Asceticism --
Section 112: Situation ethics. PART IV. OBJECTIONS TO CHRISTIAN ETHICS --
Section 200: Philosophical tensions --
Section 201: Psychological objections --
Section 202: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) --
Section 203: Emotive theory of ethics --
Section 204: Sartre --
Section 205: Civil law --
Section 206: Ethics and the absolute state --
Section 207: The four options --
PART IV. ETHICAL PROBLEMS OF THE CHRISTIAN AND THE CHURCH --
Section 300: Birth control --
Section 301: Divorce --
Section 302: Abortion --
Section 303: Medicine and death --
Section 304: Funeral practices --
Section 305: Tobacco --
Section 306: Christian ethics and alcohol --
Section 307: Christian ethics and drugs --
Section 308: Homosexuality, lesbianism --
Section 309: Transplants --
Section 310: Sexual permissiveness --
Section 311: Suicide. PART V. THE WIDER IMPLICATIONS OF CHRISTIAN ETHICS --
Section 400: The basis for a wider perspective --
Section 401: The social gospel --
Section 402: Universal respect of persons --
Section 403: Selective pacifism --
Section 404: Just war and atomic war --
Section 405: Revolution in values --
Section 406: Changing society --
Section 407: Business ethics --
Section 408: The senior citizen --
Section 409: The future of medicine --
Section 410: Prison reform --
Section 411: Ethics and technology of the future --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: by Bernard L. Ramm.

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Deals with ethical theory and suggests ethical problems the pastor will encounter.

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