Ethics does not address the
is purpose or direction of human life
Long says at its broadest sense
ethics is what is morally good
does not mean the Torah
God forbids Adam and Eve to eat the fruit
to expose the sin that is
basic cells in humans and animals that can renew
themselves indefinitely and repeatedly produce one kind of
Ex: A salamander grows another tail, a deer grows
another rack of antlers
Regeneration occurs in some human organs (sk
observes and describes the process of moral reasoning
formulate standards to guide us in moral reasoning
explore and analyze the nature of morality for the purpose
of creating a comprehensive ethical the
Three Sources of Guidance
2. Christian Community
3. Personal Experience
1. Bible's treatment of some issues creates rather than
solves moral problems (e.g. status of women, status of
2. Biblical people groups did not face al
Basic cells in humans and animals that can renew
themselves indefinitely, repeatedly produce one kind of
3 types of stem cells
Embryonic Stem Cells
Cells capable of developing into 200 kinds of bo
comes from the Greek "ethos" which means the common
attitudes, beliefs, and characteristics of a group or time
is my personal understanding of right and wrong.
is a top priority, or an invisible attitude that motivates
What is morally right and wrong applies to all
circumstances, at all times.
Form of punishment in which a prisoner is put to death for
crimes committed. The death penalty.
A form of punishment in whic
The deliberate termination (ending) of a pregnancy,
usually before the foetus is twenty-four weeks old.
The ending of a life by a deliberate action, such as by
giving a patient a fatal injection.
Fertilised ovum at about
What is ethics?
a systematic, critical study concerned with the moral
evaluation of human behavior
What is the central question of ethics?
What distinguishes between what is right and wrong? And
how do I come to this conclusion?
Ethics assists us in the s
List the two basic positions offered by Christian ethicists
defining the manner in which divine revelation informs
heteronomous and autonomous
This position asserts that God's revelational activity is
external to the acting individual.
self; my own little world; the way i see things
outside world; others; the big picture; widely accepted
body of knowledge
something real and true for all people
refers to what we can discover about nature and our
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Basis of all human actiononly will out of love; only act out of will
Charity (carus, dear)
Love of God as ones final end(telos) of ones Life (source of happiness)
Friendship of Godfor Gods own goodness (desire go