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Moral Worlds: Ancient Israelite Ethics in a Social Context

Andrew Mein

in Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291397
eISBN:
9780191700620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291397.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

There is substantial disagreement between scholars about what the proper focus for the study of ‘Hebrew Bible Ethics’ or ‘Old Testament Ethics’ should be. The subject of ethics in ancient Israel and ... More


The Illusion of Morality Free Zones

John J. Piderit

in Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793273
eISBN:
9780190258313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793273.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter starts with a discussion of how moral action begins at a young age. It then explains young people's realization that there is more than one moral world and the definition of moral ... More


The Circle of Reference in Pauline Morality

Wayne A. Meeks

in In Search of the Early Christians: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091427
eISBN:
9780300130102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091427.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Paul's moral world, which covers his fellow workers and their respective communities. It introduces the concept of reference groups, which enlighten the broad moral horizons of ... More


Theory and Practice

John J. Piderit

in Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793273
eISBN:
9780190258313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793273.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins by describing two practical issues faced by young adults in their latter teens and in their twenties: the sexual hook-up and cheating in exams. It then discusses how annoying ... More


Cultural Critique

Edward James

in Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039324
eISBN:
9780252097379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039324.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The clash of cultures, between societies and within societies, with both negative and positive results, is an underlying theme in much of what Bujold has written. This chapter examines this theme ... More


Self-Evident Human Aspirations

John J. Piderit

in Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793273
eISBN:
9780190258313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793273.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter first discusses how every individual has an aptitude for excellence. It then explains the meaning of morality and the moral world; good and bad ways to pursue forms of excellence; and ... More


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