Tag: Behaviour

Honour and Shame by David McIlroy

Honour and Shame by David McIlroy

  Summary Contemporary Western society suppresses the concepts of honour and shame, although they re-surface in its media in a theatre of the grotesque. Honour reinforces good behaviour through appeals to a shared morality, while shame penalises bad behaviour through disgrace and exposure. The Bible offers a different social vision, in which honour is respected […]

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Leviticus on sex: it might just matter today

Leviticus on sex: it might just matter today

Christopher Ash, December 2003 At the consecration of ‘the gay bishop’ Gene Robinson, protesters held up placards quoting from Leviticus 18 and 20. How does the average newspaper reader respond? With a scornful curl of the lip or a disdainful shrug of the shoulders. ‘How absurd to quote an obscure verse from a backwater of […]

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