Foundation of Christian Ethics


A-Levels Religious Education (Religious Ethics) Mind Map on Foundation of Christian Ethics, created by niamhmccullough1 on 06/23/2013.
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Foundation of Christian Ethics
  1. Pauline Ethics
    1. Introduction
      1. His teachings make a significant contribution to moral teachings of christians today
        1. His letters
          1. Community Ethic
            1. Freedom from the law
              1. teaching on love
                1. teaching on marriage
                  1. Sexual Ethics
                    1. The role of the state
                    2. He was from a Jewish background and took part in the persecution of christians
                      1. Stephen: "Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house he dragged off men and women and put them in prison"
                      2. Christ appeared to him in a vision and asked him "Saul Saul,why do you forspersecute me?"
                        1. May have met a martyrs death under the reign of Nero in 64ad
                        2. Community ethic
                          1. Jenkins "Paul's ethic is a community ethic."
                            1. He encouraged Galations to live in harmony with one another
                              1. According to Pilch "Differences are not important so dont bother about them"
                              2. His community ethic involves all types of christians and teaching them to live in divine harmony
                              3. Freedom from the law
                                1. Christians are free from mosaic law
                                  1. a man is not justified by observing the law but by faith in Jesus Christ
                                  2. The law was to prepare people for the coming of Jesus. Now that Jesus had arrived, the law as not required
                                    1. The law had a short term role. Child custodian example.
                                    2. Teaching on Love
                                      1. Agape was central to the moral teaching of Jesus
                                        1. When Christians are faced with a moral dillemma, they have a moral duty to follow the most loving course of action
                                        2. Marriage and Sexual Ethics
                                          1. Describes incest as "a man living with his father's wife."
                                            1. Christians must rid the community of the corruption and wickedness that contaminates it
                                              1. Paul encourages those who are married to remain faithful
                                            2. Beatitudes
                                              1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven
                                                1. Barclay "The man who is poor in spirit is the man who has realised that things mean nothing and God means everything"
                                                  1. Mathews intention in spiritualising this beatitude may be to highlight that it is not material poverty being blessed by Jesus but blessing someone who is totally lost without God in their lives.
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