Assess Christianity as a Living Religious Tradition in the Life of Its Adherents

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The faith of Christianity is evident in the lives of its Adherents today. Christian adherents are guided by the core ethical teachings, which aid them to make the morally correct decisions. Christians throughout contemporary society are also influenced by the actions and thoughts of significant figures such as Pope John XXIII. Christians are taught ‘to love, deepen our lives and improve the world’ as learnt from Pope John and Ethical Teachings. Both of these were around foregoing this era, nonetheless they have transcended through time and are still relevant and applicable in lives of its adherents in these times which demonstrates Christianity as a living religious tradition in the lives of its adherents. The twenty first century has presented people with Biomedical Science. Bioethics constitutes the moral and ethical principles in relation to Biomedical Science. Through the core ethical teachings inclusive of the Ten Commandments, The Beatitudes and Jesus’ Greatest Commandment of love, Christians find the guiding principles and values for the issues of Bioethics which include Abortion, Euthanasia and Stem Cell Research which are currently issues of debate throughout society. Similarly, the faith of Christianity as a living religious tradition is also a repercussion of the deeds and beliefs of ‘The People’s Pope’. His objective was to love and to prompt adherents to deepen their lives, which resulted in the ‘humanising of the role of the Pope’ which is what Popes in these times strive for. Pope John also intended to ‘improve the world’ which is why he was actively involved in World Affairs. He also was the instigator of the Second Vatican Council which brought back meaning and change to adherents that is demonstrated in many aspects today. Abortion is deemed as the premature removal of a foetus from the womb culminating in death. As abortion ends with the death

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