Christian Ethics Notes - THST 1060-01 Christian Ethics...

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1.What are two major shifts that occur from a classical Conception of Ethics to a Modern/Post Modern conception?
2.What is Positivism?
3.What is the Fact/Value Dichotomy?
John Calvin, Institutes of Christian ReligionWe as humans we need to live our life like Jesus; renounce our own will completely and totally to God & Jesus Subject your own will to God (Calvin’s claim) Stanley Hauerwas, The peaceable Kingdom When being perfect, you are mature; we can be as perfect as Jesus only if we practice, habituate and live our lives like him. Similarity of Christian Ethics and Classical Ethics:Both assume that questions about why something is good/bad or right/wrong have a corresponding political and social vision If this is who Jesus is, then how authoritative is the person of Jesus Christ for Christian Ethics?Two different ways the person of Jesus has been interpreted with Christian Ethics: Illustrative View and the Normative View Illustrative view: The person of Jesus and his life and actions can be seen as illustrating general moral truths that are universally understood

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