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A Survey Of Ethics Training In Undergraduate Psychology Programs At Jesuit Universities, Thomas G. Plante, Selena Pistoresi Mar 2017

A Survey Of Ethics Training In Undergraduate Psychology Programs At Jesuit Universities, Thomas G. Plante, Selena Pistoresi

Thomas G Plante PhD, ABPP

Training in ethics is fundamental in higher education among both faith-based and secular colleges and universities, regardless of one’s academic major or field of study. Catholic colleges and universities have included moral philosophy, theology, and applied ethics in their undergraduate curricula for generations. The purpose of this investigation was to determine what, if anything, Jesuit college psychology departments are doing to educate psychology majors regarding ethical issues. A survey method was used to assess the psychology departments of all 28 Jesuits colleges and universities in the United States. A total of 21 of the 28 schools responded and completed ...


Daredevil: Legal (And Moral?) Vigilante, Stephen E. Henderson Dec 2016

Daredevil: Legal (And Moral?) Vigilante, Stephen E. Henderson

Stephen E Henderson

In 1964, the comic world was introduced to its first physically disabled practicing attorney: Matt Murdock. Initially a proud graduate of "State College" and later more impressively pedigreed as a graduate of either Columbia or Harvard Law, Murdock supplemented his day job as attorney with a side of vigilante justice as Daredevil.

In 2003, Murdock became the only attorney superhero to appear as the title character in a movie. A truly awful movie, yes, but a movie all the same. And then in 2015, thanks to the talents of Drew Goddard, Murdock became the star of a terrific television series ...


The Bible And Ethics, Robert Mciver Nov 2016

The Bible And Ethics, Robert Mciver

Robert McIver

The Bible is not a handbook of ethics, but because biblical religion strongly links religious commitment to behaviour, the Bible deals deals extensively with ethical issues. It is precisely in the area of ethics that biblical religion makes itself real in the life of the believer, and it is the point at which the relevance or irrelevance of religion is felt most keenly. The question, "Is the Bible still relevant today?" is frequently answered in terms of the perceived ethics inherent in the Bible.

This article will survey some of the more prominent themes in biblical ethics, and will discover ...


Good Teaching, Spirituality And The Philosophy Of Emmanuel Levinas, Glenn J. Morrison Apr 2016

Good Teaching, Spirituality And The Philosophy Of Emmanuel Levinas, Glenn J. Morrison

Glenn J Morrison

The essay aims to show that nurturing a spirituality of good teaching could provide a more committed and responsible attitude towards education. Spirituality speaks of relationships, the search for meaning and, in Levinasian terms, having a heart for another. Students demand that teachers should be many things such as passionate, engaging, intelligent, fun, challenging, fair and creative. The more we can develop meaning and a spirituality in teaching, the more we may meet these demands and also attend to the students’ enthusiasm, frustration, uncertainty, impatience, fears and dreams. Part I of the essay will explore some Levinasian-inspired ways how spirituality ...


Reproductive Autonomy In Light Of Responsible Parenthood, Hille Haker Feb 2016

Reproductive Autonomy In Light Of Responsible Parenthood, Hille Haker

Hille Haker

No abstract provided.


Empirie Und Ethik, In: Empirie Und Ethik, Freiburg I.Br., Hille Haker Dec 2015

Empirie Und Ethik, In: Empirie Und Ethik, Freiburg I.Br., Hille Haker

Hille Haker

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"Mere Genes." A Review Of Life Script, By Nicholas Wade, And The Misunderstood Gene, By Michael Morange, M. Therese Lysaught Jun 2015

"Mere Genes." A Review Of Life Script, By Nicholas Wade, And The Misunderstood Gene, By Michael Morange, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Who Is My Neighbor? Commentary On David Hilfiker's Case Story, M. Therese Lysaught Jun 2015

Who Is My Neighbor? Commentary On David Hilfiker's Case Story, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


"Not So Fast, Mr. Wilson." A Review Of Genes, Genesis And God: Values And Their Origins In Natural And Human History By Holmes Rolston., M. Therese Lysaught Jun 2015

"Not So Fast, Mr. Wilson." A Review Of Genes, Genesis And God: Values And Their Origins In Natural And Human History By Holmes Rolston., M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


The Sanctity Of Life Seduced: A Symposium On Medical Ethics, Daniel Callahan, Gilbert Meilaender, William B. Smith, M. Therese Lysaught, Caroline Whitbeck, William E. May, Eric Cassell Jun 2015

The Sanctity Of Life Seduced: A Symposium On Medical Ethics, Daniel Callahan, Gilbert Meilaender, William B. Smith, M. Therese Lysaught, Caroline Whitbeck, William E. May, Eric Cassell

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Wrongful Life? The Strange Case Of Nicholas Perruche, M. Therese Lysaught Jun 2015

Wrongful Life? The Strange Case Of Nicholas Perruche, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Choosing Palliative Care: Do Religious Beliefs Make A Difference?, M. Therese Lysaught Jun 2015

Choosing Palliative Care: Do Religious Beliefs Make A Difference?, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Reviews Of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest Of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World, By Tracy Kidder; Pathologies Of Power: Health Care, Human Rights, And The New War On The Poor, By Paul Farmer; And The Uses Of Haiti, By Paul Farmer, M. Therese Lysaught Jun 2015

Reviews Of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest Of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World, By Tracy Kidder; Pathologies Of Power: Health Care, Human Rights, And The New War On The Poor, By Paul Farmer; And The Uses Of Haiti, By Paul Farmer, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Is It Killing? Jodie, Mary & God, M. Therese Lysaught Jun 2015

Is It Killing? Jodie, Mary & God, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

No abstract provided.


Irigaray’S Madonna, Julie Kelso May 2015

Irigaray’S Madonna, Julie Kelso

Julie Kelso

In this essay, I argue that Luce Irigaray’s recent, seemingly esoteric readings of the Madonna, actually provide us with a constructive, perhaps even politically progressive, interpretive mode for engaging with the religious texts and figures of our tradition as women. As such, I argue that through her own specific interpretive practice Irigaray provides us with a new image of Mary, and this new Madonna figures the very interrelational interpretive practice that Irigaray believes essential when it comes to our engagements with the (religious) texts of our tradition. Irigaray’s Madonna is an ethical listener, interpreter and exchanger of ‘sacred ...


The First Crusade, Was It Christian?, David C. Taylor Jr Mar 2015

The First Crusade, Was It Christian?, David C. Taylor Jr

David C Taylor Jr

On February 5th, 2015, President Barack Obama addressed the audience at the National Prayer Breakfast. During this breakfast he made comments about the Islamic State and the Crusades that sent waves throughout the religious world. In his speech, he claimed that just like the Islamic State is doing things, terrible things, in the name of Islam, we should remember that terrible things were done in the name of Christ during the Crusades. While it did not sit well with members of the church, the question must be asked. Was he right? This paper will examine the First Crusade, its cause ...


Book Review: Mencius And Early Chinese Thought, Kwong-Loi Shun, Deborah Sommer Apr 2014

Book Review: Mencius And Early Chinese Thought, Kwong-Loi Shun, Deborah Sommer

Deborah A. Sommer

This is the first of a projected three-volume series on "the nature of Confucian-Mencian ethical thought." This volume, as well as a projected second volume, highlights important passages and concepts from the Mencius for close exegetical analysis, and compares them insightfully with such works as the Analects, the Guanzi, and the Mozi. Comparative philosophical interpretation of these concepts is planned for a projected volume three. By separating textual analysis from modem philosophical interpretation, Shun attempts to consider early Chinese concepts on their own terms, as far as that is possible, without viewing them through the lens of contemporary Western categories ...


The Niebuhr Brothers For Armchair Theologians, Scott Paeth Dec 2013

The Niebuhr Brothers For Armchair Theologians, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

This volume offers a compelling introduction to the life, times, and theological thought of H. Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr--the two most important American theologians of the twentieth century. Although the Niebuhr brothers shared the same heritage and experienced many of the same formative moments, their thought diverged at key points as their lives and careers developed. Scott R. Paeth's expert introduction to the Niebuhr brothers explores this history and the enduring influence of the Niebuhrs on religious and political thought. This lively introduction, which includes witty illustrations from Ron Hill, is an essential resource for understanding these enduring theological ...


Shaping Public Theology: Selections From The Writings Of Max L. Stackhouse, Scott Paeth, E. Harold Brietenberg, Hak Joon Lee Nov 2013

Shaping Public Theology: Selections From The Writings Of Max L. Stackhouse, Scott Paeth, E. Harold Brietenberg, Hak Joon Lee

Scott R. Paeth

Max L. Stackhouse is one of the most prolific and influential American theologians of the last half century, and he has been widely recognized for his contributions to the emerging field of public theology. This volume compiles some of Stackhouse's most significant shorter writings. These selections make clear his central role in the development of public theology as a distinct disciplinary perspective in the fields of Christian theology and theological ethics. Shaping Public Theology serves as an introduction to Stackhouse's extensive corpus; readers will see the depth and breadth of his comprehensive public theology while also gaining insight ...


Joining Or Changing The Conversation? Catholic Social Thought And Intellectual Property, Frank Pasquale Aug 2013

Joining Or Changing The Conversation? Catholic Social Thought And Intellectual Property, Frank Pasquale

Frank A. Pasquale

No abstract provided.


"What Culture Of Violence?", Scott Paeth Apr 2013

"What Culture Of Violence?", Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.


Breaking Down The Walls Between Neuroscience And Religious Ethics, Harlan Stelmach, Mohammed El Majdoubi Feb 2013

Breaking Down The Walls Between Neuroscience And Religious Ethics, Harlan Stelmach, Mohammed El Majdoubi

Harlan Stelmach

No abstract available


"The Responsibility To Lie And The Obligation To Report, Scott Paeth Dec 2012

"The Responsibility To Lie And The Obligation To Report, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

This article is an examination of the moral complexity of the act of whistleblowing in the context of corporate corruption. Whistleblowing may be a morally admirable act underataken by morally ambiguous agents, but can only be fully understood in context. Using German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s essay “What Does It Mean to Tell the Truth?” This essay will examine how the kind of deception sometimes necessary in whistleblowing cases can be testimony to a larger and more profound truth.


Eight Is Enough?: The Ethics Of The California Octuplets Case, Scott Paeth Oct 2012

Eight Is Enough?: The Ethics Of The California Octuplets Case, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

The recent California octuplets case raises a number of important issues that need to be addressed in the context of the increasingly widespread practice of in vitro fertilization. This paper explores some of those issues as looked at from the perspective of protestant theological ethics and public theology, examining the moral responsibilities of the various participants in the process, both before and after the octuplets’ birth, including the mother, her doctors, the health care bureaucracy, the wider society, and the media. Each of these participants failed in significant respects to consider the ethical implications of the births in this complicated ...


The Unbordered Borders, Winston Langley Jul 2012

The Unbordered Borders, Winston Langley

Winston E. Langley

Many have taken on the task of purportedly advancing the cause of human rights by abstractly reciting them and clamoring for their implementation. Some speak about one’s right to free speech and democracy, for example, with a convenient forgetting of the right to education, which can promote the type of dialogical encounter that is sponsoring of liberatory, integrative construction and reconstruction of self and human societies. Others champion the right to freedom, but not the right to food, careless of the fact that the hungry are un-free, left as they are to the crushing dictates of their bellies; and ...


The Moral Complexity Of Video Games, Scott Paeth Mar 2012

The Moral Complexity Of Video Games, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

Over the past two decades, video games have reached a level of technological sophistication that enables them to immerse players in complex stories and relationships. The games require players to draw not only on their hand-eye coordination skills and puzzle-solving prowess but also on their moral imagination as they navigate complex relationships and their consequences. Today's video games are light years away from Pong and Asteroids, and they have the potential not only to offer richly textured narratives and fantastically realistic-seeming worlds but to aid in forming us as moral beings, for better and for worse.


The Great Recession: Some Niebuhrian Reflections, Scott R. Paeth Dec 2011

The Great Recession: Some Niebuhrian Reflections, Scott R. Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

"This moment of economic crisis has intersected with another moment, one of renewed interest in the thought of Reinhold Niebuhr. Niebuhr’s wide- ranging intellectual curiosity touched frequently on questions of ethics and economics, particularly during the period of his own economic crisis in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash. Niebuhr’s insights during that period, which formed the core of what came to be known as his “Christian realist” approach to issues of Christianity and public morality, have something to say to us as we grapple with the questions of justice, economics, and social reform in the ...


The Balanced Scorecard: An Intentional Academic Fraud?, David Randall Jenkins Jul 2011

The Balanced Scorecard: An Intentional Academic Fraud?, David Randall Jenkins

David Randall Jenkins

The Kaplan and Norton 1992 Balanced Scorecard was intentionally structured to aid an Informal Capital Market Cartel in search of the next John Maynard Keynes.


You Make All Things New, Scott R. Paeth Dec 2010

You Make All Things New, Scott R. Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

This article examines the way in which the theology of Jonathan Edwards can contrib- ute to the construction of a Christian approach to ecological ethics that maintains crucial elements of the Christian theological tradition. By way of comparison, the article begins with an examination of the work of Rosemary Radford Ruether, whose approach to dealing with the ecological implications of the Christian tradition diverges sharply from the perspective offered by Edwards, and provides a useful contrast to his approach. The article then turns to an extensive discussion of Edwards’ view of nature and the theology of creation, particularly the relationship ...


The Need For An Augustinian Left, Scott Paeth Dec 2010

The Need For An Augustinian Left, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.