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1/21/2012. Christian Ethics Part 1. 2. Morals. RIGHT. Off-base. 1/21/2012. Christian Ethics Part 1. 3. Morals. ta etheka, the standard, the approvedBut-Accepted by Whom? On Whose Authority?. 1/21/2012. Christian Ethics Part 1. 4. Meaning OF ETHICS. Morals is
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Christian Ethics

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ETHICS RIGHT WRONG Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICS ta etheka , the standard, the affirmed But-Accepted by Whom? On Whose Authority? Christian Ethics Part 1

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DEFINITION OF Ethics is "the way toward deciding good and bad," Scott Rae, Moral Choices , 15 This is a palatable definition. In any case, it is likewise a definition which can be utilized by an unbeliever and by a Christian Ethics Part 1

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DEFINITION OF ETHICS There is a BETTER definition: Ethics is "religious philosophy, saw as a method for figuring out which human people, acts, and dispositions get God\'s favoring and which don\'t ." John Frame, Doctrine of the Christian Life , 1 This definition accept the covenantal character of Christian morals Because of God\'s elegance, the adherent has been carried into association with God, relationship that achieves commitments to love God and to keep his charges Christian Ethics Part 1

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DEFINITION OF Morality is "the final product of moral consideration , the substance of good and bad," Rae, MC , 15 This is a palatable definition But there is nothing particularly Christian about it A BETTER definition : Morality is the final product of the way toward "figuring out which human people, acts and demeanors get God\'s favoring and which don\'t." - John Frame, Ethics Syllabus Christian Ethics Part 1

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DEFINITION OF VIRTUE Aristotle , "Ideals is a condition of character worried with decision, lying in a mean, i.e., the mean generally to us." Nichomachean Ethics , ix. (Magnificence) In Scripture, arete , areth , Gk., is not an aftereffect of development of propensities, the mean amongst abundance and lack, however the consequence of the nearness of the beauty of God Christian Ethics Part 1

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DEFINITION OF VIRTUE Phil. 4:8, "At last, siblings, whatever is valid, whatever is honorable, whatever is correct, whatever is unadulterated, whatever is beautiful, whatever is commendable - on the off chance that anything is amazing or excellent - consider such things" II Peter 1:5, "For this very reason, bend over backward to add to your confidence goodness ; and to goodness , information" Christian Ethics Part 1

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SUMMUM BONUM For the non-Christian, the most elevated great expect the present situation to be regulating: What isn\'t right with this photo? Is the world as it is illustrative of how God expected it? For the Christian, the most astounding great is something else: "Man\'s central end is to praise God and to appreciate him for eternity." Shorter Catechism , Q.1 Christian Ethics Part 1

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SUMMUM BONUM To express this in different terms, Van Til says, "the kingdom of God is man\'s summum bonum . By the term kingdom of God we mean the acknowledged program of God for man . . . . The most vital part of this program is without a doubt that man ought to acknowledge himself as God\'s vicegerent in history ." -Christian Theistic Ethics , 44. Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICS and MORALITY Most individuals need to consider themselves "Great" Most individuals would not have any desire to live in a general public in which profound quality is insignificant Most individuals face choices consistently that include inquiries of good and bad Christian Ethics Part 1

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CATEGORIES OF ETHICS Descriptive Ethics allude to morals as done from a sociological or anthropological point of view. This portrays Moral Behavior For a Christian, such morals might be a beneficial field for exact review, however neglect to address the basic of covenantal acquiescence Christian Ethics Part 1

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CATEGORIES OF ETHICS Normative Ethics is "the teach that produces moral standards or principles as its final result This endorses Moral Behavior This is the "Consequently saith the Lord" of Scripture as it guides the listener to the Word to be a practitioner of the Word also Christian Ethics Part 1

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CATEGORIES OF ETHICS Metaethics "explores the significance of good dialect, or the epistemology of morals," Rae, MC , 15 This approves and legitimizes Moral Behavior For the non-Christian, this is a most troublesome issue, for separated from God it is hard to justify a reason for moral conduct Christian Ethics Part 1

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CATEGORIES OF ETHICS Aretaic Ethics "is a classification of morals that spotlights on the temperances delivered in individuals, not the profound quality of particular acts," Rae, MC , 16. This connections Moral Behavior with Virtue For Christians, this is otherworldly development Theologically, this can be seen as the basic for relating dynamic blessing to authoritative purification Christian Ethics Part 1

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PROBLEM: SOURCE OF ETHICS ABOVE? Beneath? Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICS and METAETHICS DEONTOLOGICAL SYSTEMS TELEOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RELATIVISTIC SYSTEMS Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Authoritative or Deontological A legitimate good source to represent conduct deon - obligation logos - science, talk Transcendent Ethical Norm: God Natural Law Reason Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Authoritative or Deontological Definitive standard Capable of rousing for selflessness Obligation, yet not perceived from sense encounter Ethical Norm forces obligation Universally restricting Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Authoritative or Deontological Varieties Divine Command Theory ("God says it") Natural Law (General Revelation) Ethical Rationalism (an all around restricting standard) Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Authoritative or Deontological PROBLEM: May bargain just with surface appearances Fails to consider relieving conditions Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Consequential or Teleological Assumes the End legitimizes the Means telos - end, objective logos - science, talk Immanent Ethical Norm Mundane Practical Doing great brings bliss. The ethical life is the great life. Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Consequential or Teleological The result of activities/conduct makes that activity right Moral Task is to decide the way to the end-satisfaction Moral Goodness is concrete, in the circumstance, not preoccupied Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICS and METAETHICS TELEOLOGICAL SYSTEMS Utilitarianism (most prominent useful for most noteworthy number of individuals) Ethical Egoism (self-intrigue decides profound quality) Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Consequential or Teleological PROBLEM: Often hoists one total most importantly others Lacks nuance and adaptability Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Existential Assumes there is no target hotspot for good appropriateness Immanent Ethical Norm is INWARD True exemplary nature is never misleading Ethical standard attested from inside Judging simply on "facades" isn\'t right Moral Law must be MY Law Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Existential Each is in charge of the genuineness of his/her activities Ethical conduct is self-acknowledgment An outflow of human instinct (Aquinas) Or, a declaration of human opportunity (Sartre, and other people who deny there is any basic human instinct) Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICS and METAETHICS RELATIVISTIC SYSTEMS Cultural Relativism (diverse societies, distinctive qualities) Personal Relativism (I decide good and bad) Existentialism (valid presence decides right decision) Emotivism (ethical quality communicates sentiments about a subject) Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICAL SYSTEMS: Existential PROBLEM: Fails to give a premise to recognizing moral from corrupt conduct Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICS: THREE PERSPECTIVES 1. The Situation What is the problem? What is the circumstance that requires my reaction? Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICS: THREE PERSPECTIVES 2. Norm What is Right? What does God say? Christian Ethics Part 1

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ETHICS: THREE PERSPECTIVES 3. Self What is my state of mind toward the issue? How would I identify with the circumstance and the standard? Christian Ethics Part 1

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THREE PERSPECTIVES SITUATION NORM SELF Christian Ethics Part 1

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THREE PERSPECTIVES "RIGHT" SITUATION SELF NORM Christian Ethics Part 1

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