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1993

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The Structure Of Ethics In The Early Christian Church: A Sourcebook, James Edward Shaul Jul 1993

The Structure Of Ethics In The Early Christian Church: A Sourcebook, James Edward Shaul

Open-Access* Master's Theses from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rather than construct a moral monolith, or argue for any specific ethical position, the goal of this thesis is to lay a foundation upon which an ethical system can be built. The goal of this thesis is to construct a solid base of information that will inform and help direct discussion in Christian ethics. In finding a common base, the Christian community may not necessarily find moral consensus, but it certainly is hoped that is can find common understanding and therefore some measure of intellectual unity. This thesis attempts to examine the actual writings of the early Christian church, describing ...