Case Study 2
A Spiritual Perspective
The book of Proverbs Chapter 3, verses 5-6 says: “Trust the Lord with all you do. Do not depend on your own understanding and seek HIS will in all you do. He will make straight your path” (NLT). This verse is evidenced in every aspect of theological virtues. These virtues are infused through divine grace (Sokolowski, 1995), and are characteristics of human personality that manifest themselves only through eternal salvation. The three characteristics are Faith, Hope, and Charity. I was quite pleased to find this discussion had been categorized, and even subcategorized. I tend to follow this type of discussion a little easier than one of utter ramblings like the ones I am guilty of presenting personally. Your efforts are much appreciated here.
Ethical and Moral Reasoning
In considering the presented spiritual perspective, I find your choice of pairing the Kantian deontological theory of moral ethics with the morals of Christianity to be quite logical. The reason I say this is that the moral dilemma that is presented to us in the case study is one of not only acts, but of agents. Acts are the basis for Kantianism, more precisely, which act reason tells us will rationally fulfill our moral duty. The will of agents or people, who form the very foundation for Christianity or virtue ethics, is found in the idea of moral fiber or good vs. evil. Ethics, derived from the Greek word Ethos, by definition is the character, fundamental values or disposition of a person.
Britannica describes ethics or moral philosophy as ‘the discipline concerned with what is morally good, bad, right or wrong ("ethics (philosophy)", n.d.) Morals derived from the Latin ...
... middle of paper ...
...lowski, R. (1995). The God of faith and reason: Foundations of Christian theology. Washington, D.C: Catholic University of America Press.
Brown, C. (2001). Ethical Theories Compared. Retrieved from Trinity University website: http://www.trinity.edu/cbrown/intro/ethical_theories.html
Ethics (philosophy). (n.d.). In Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/194023/ethics
Moral | Define Moral at Dictionary.com. (n.d.). In Dictionary.com. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/moral
Nussbaum (1978). Aristotle's De Motu Animalium. Text with Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays. Princeton University Press, 30(2), 222-226. doi:10.1017/S0009840X00235403
Sokolowski, R. (1995). The God of faith and reason: Foundations of Christian theology. Washington, D.C: Catholic University of America Press.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- “Work hard, and you will be a leader; be lazy, and you will end up a slave.” Proverbs 12:24 (CEV) There is no doubt that when you read the book of Proverbs, it is seen that in the human being there is an area of spiritual warfare, since always it will be two types of thought, one that is aimed to give the honor and glory to God, and the other that his only goal will be to keep it away God’s plan for their lives, and unfortunately this one it will use all possible methods to accomplish its purpose, and prevent that God children can live a life of blessings that He has promised to those who believed in his promises.... [tags: the New Testament, religious beliefs]
576 words (1.6 pages)
- The Book of Proverbs The book of Proverbs explains the wisdom of the Lord and the duties towards God and our parents. We should praise God for his wisdom because He created us and the world. God tells us that we need to be prepared when we serve Him because He will judge us when we die. We need to accept whatever falls upon us and make the best of it like God would want us to do. The book of Proverbs tells us that we need to cling on to Him which to me that means we should follow His teachings and do whatever it takes to be with God so we can share in God's life in heaven.... [tags: Papers]
1247 words (3.6 pages)
- Spiritual formation is a process that morphs as we grow and change. There is no one singular correct path this type of journey takes because each journey is as individual as the person who is experiencing it. Most obvious, the journey will be different from those who identify as religious and those who do not and will diversify with in each category. For example, the spiritual journey a Buddhist takes will be different from that of a believer in Judaism or Christianity. In fact, the journey will continue to diversify between Christians, male and female, age groups, even by demographic location.... [tags: Spiritual Journeys, Religion, Christianity, Jews]
1963 words (5.6 pages)
- Throughout all of time, Jews have been considered “The People of the Book.” This term was created by the followers of Judaism as a way of describing their own connection to the Torah and other holy texts. In Jewish tradition, there are many spiritual objects that hold much importance to its followers, the Torah being the most important. It is believed to be the stem to all the knowledge of Jewish law and tradition, thus why its importance is undefinable to all Jews. The Torah is composed of the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, all of which are also referred to as Pentateuch or Chumash .... [tags: spiritual, torah, book]
1839 words (5.3 pages)
- Two Women in Proverbs 9 Proverbs has always been one of the most renowned and loved books of the Bible. According to the prologue, it was written “to teach shrewdness to the simple, knowledge and prudence to the young” (1.4), and to “let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill” (1.5). It is primarily addressed to young men, as the author makes frequent references to “my son” throughout. The purpose of this book was to help prepare young men for leadership and life.... [tags: Religion Bible Proverbs 9 women Essays]
1380 words (3.9 pages)
- Rhetorical devices are essential ‘condiments’ of every interesting discourse, since no discourse can be effective without them. Hence, Harris (2008) asserts that in every text, they are next in importance to appropriate and clear thesis, sufficient supporting arguments as well as logical and progressive arrangement of ideas. The beauty and effect inherent in rhetorical devices reside in their being potential persuasive tools, especially in argumentative discourses, court room discourse, for instance.... [tags: proverbs,rhetorical device, things fall apart]
1376 words (3.9 pages)
- The amount of literature dedicated to the obtaining of wisdom is limitless and continues to grow daily. Sadly the topic for most books centers around worldly wisdom. It should come as no surprise the Word of God also contains wisdom. However its wisdom is quite foolish to the world. Paul in his letter to the Corinthians makes this quite clear as he takes stock of the congregation in Corinth, 20Where is the wise man. Where is the scholar. Where is the philosopher of this age. Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world.... [tags: Bible]
1258 words (3.6 pages)
- King Solomon, known as the wisest man in the world wrote and coauthored biblical text giving instruction on wisdom and Godly living. Proverbs, King Solomon’s first book, contains prose and poetry and to note wrote by a young King Solomon. Proverbs 21: 5 reveals, “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty” (New International Version). Proverbs 16:16-17 affirms, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver. The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives”.... [tags: Biblical integration]
652 words (1.9 pages)
- James H. Cone's The Spirituals and the Blues The book, The Spirituals and the Blues, by James H. Cone, illustrates how the slave spirituals and the blues reflected the struggle for black survival under the harsh reality of slavery and segregation. The spirituals are historical songs which speak out about the rupture of black lives in a religious sense, telling us about people in a land of bondage, and what they did to stay united and somehow fight back. The blues are somewhat different from in the spirituals in that they depict the secular aspect of black life during times of oppression and the capacity to survive.... [tags: Book Report Cone Spirituals Blues Essays]
1775 words (5.1 pages)
- Little Charity in Eudora Welty's A Visit of Charity In the short story of "A Visit of Charity" by Eudora Welty, a fourteen-year-old girl visits two women in a home for the elderly to bring them a plant and to earn points for Campfire Girls. Welty implies through this story, however, that neither the society that supports the home nor the girl, Marian, knows the meaning of the word "charity." The dictionary defines "charity" as "the love of man for his fellow men: an act of good will or affection." But instead of love, good will, and affection, self-interest, callousness, and dehumanization prevail in this story. Welty's depiction of the setting and her portrayal of Marian dram... [tags: Visit of Charity Essays]
1289 words (3.7 pages)