Christian Ethics Essay

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STUDIES IN CHRISTIAN ETHICS SYLLABUS Dr. Russell K. Tardo I: Introduction to Christian Ethics This study will cover Christian behavior and conduct from all aspects, including Christian responsibility and morality applied to daily living. Resource Materials (While not individually footnoted, all are utilized, cited and quoted, some extensively): An Introduction to Christian Ethics . Christian Personal Ethics . . . . . . . . Basic Christian Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . Ethics, Alternatives & Issues . . . . . . Christian Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theonomy in Christian Ethics. . . . . . Introducing Christian Ethics. . . . . . . Christian Ethics, a Primer. . . . . . . . Lecture Series on Christian Ethics . Christian Ethics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... Charles B. Williams Carl F.H. Henry Paul Ramsey Norman Geisler R.E.O. White Greg Bahnsen Henry Barnett William Tillman Dr. Hobart Freeman Waldo Beach, H. Richard Niebuhr The study will be divided into two sections. The first section deals with the principles of Christian Ethics while the second will be concerned with the practice. A. Definitions 1. The Basic Definition An ethic is defined as a set of moral principles or values; a theory or system of moral values. Ethics are principles of conduct, i.e., what is good, what is bad, etc. 2. The Definition from the Perspective of the Christian a. The study of the principles and practices of right and wrong in the light of the Scriptures; b. The application of Christianity to conduct; c. Translating doctrine into deeds, i.e., the study and application of the Christian faith. Some mistakenly use the terms “ethics” and “morals” interchangeably, but they are not the same. The term “morals” comes from the Latin meaning “custom” or “habit.” Morals are what people do. The word “ethics” is
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