37 terms

Sanem Morality 2nd Semester Final

whether actions are right or wrong
bad, evil
an official letter from the pope, usually addressed to all the Church
informed conscience
a conscience that is educated and developed through constant use and examination and must be actively formed and developed
lax conscience
a process of conscientious decision making, action on instinct or desire and not facing or thinking about the morality of actions they perform (to "not decide" is to decide to ignore cons)
exception (not the rule) and classification for people who have no sense of right and wrong
natural law
unique human sense of humanity
human dignity
permanent self-worth and respect
sin of omission
cheap grace, failing to do good, when you can do good
vocare - to call -> calling
cheap grace
feel good Christianity with no dedication/work
actual grace
grace granted with specific need
Dietrich Boenhoffer
He wrote about sin of omission (not doing anything) during the Holocaust and he was killed 2 weeks before in concentration camp
Cesar Chavez
led protest to draw attention to the suffering of migrant workers in CA
inner voice
Jiminy Cricket
symbolic of a conscience "inner voice"
erroneous conscience
has gone through a process of moral decision making and decides wrongly
santifying grace
constant presence
book with catholic rules/beliefs on moral issues
the phrase "Jesus is Lord"
a subversive phrase because Caesar was thought to be the Lord
killing of child after conception, Church is against because human life is sacred
cannot make an evil act good, can increase/decrease evil or goodness, responsibility
inclination toward the good
this can be distorted by sin, but it is still true that to be a human is to be a seeker of what is good, and is part of our essential human dignity
3 elements of moral decision making
1) object chosen (decision, action)
2) intention of the action (why?)
3) circumstances (context)
4 ground rules of moral decision making
1) the evil is not justified by a good intention
2) an evil action is not justified by a good result
3) circumstances are always secondary
4) an evil intention corrupts a good action
Jesus raising back from the dead on the 3rd day
counters the shame of crucifixion and it place outside of space and time
feelings and conscience
you can't make moral decisions about feelings
the emphasis on material objects
celebrity fascination
idolizing people- draws away from God
capital punishment
death penalty
cheating and plagiarism
dishonestly doing something w/improper access to the answers, take someone's ideas as your own
Matthew's Theme and Community
Theme: Jesus as Jewish Messiah
Community: Jewish Chrstians
Mark's Theme and Community
Theme: Human Suffering Jesus
Community: Christians being persecuted by Nero
Luke's Theme and Community
Theme: compassionate and merciful Jesus
Community: Wealthy Gentiles
John's Theme and Community
Theme: Jesus as Divine Son of God
Community: Jewish Christians ostracized by other Jews