Tag: Ethical

Enhancement and the secularised philosophy of transhumanism by Denis Alexander

Enhancement and the secularised philosophy of transhumanism by Denis Alexander

Dr Denis Alexander explores enhancement and the secularised philosophy of transhumanism. Watch out for his forthcoming Cambridge Paper on this topic!

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Is Fairtrade just feel-good-trade?

Is Fairtrade just feel-good-trade?

by John Hayward Next Monday begins Fairtrade Fortnight, the Fairtrade Foundation’s annual attempt to promote their scheme. Twenty years since the first Fairtrade consumer guarantee label was launched – on Mexican coffee in the Netherlands – UK consumers spent £450m on fair trade goods last year, almost half of the worldwide total of £1.1 billion, […]

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Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics by Jason Fletcher

Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics by Jason Fletcher

  Summary Rather than neglect Mosaic law, Christians have a theological responsibility to seek in the law given to shape the nation of Israel, insight into God’s will for nations generally. Mosaic law was never intended exclusively for Israel; its ethical principles originate in the character of God and are foundational to the creation order. […]

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The moral authority of Scripture by Julian Rivers

The moral authority of Scripture by Julian Rivers

  Summary This paper explains the evangelical commitment to the moral authority of Scripture. After emphasising the literary diversity of Scripture and justifying the idea of moral authority, it identifies the ‘judgements’ of Scripture as the relevant authoritative component. It shows how these are to be constructed into a coherent ethic and it rejects the […]

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Genetic engineering: exploring its role in God’s world by Denis R. Alexander

Genetic engineering: exploring its role in God’s world by Denis R. Alexander

  Summary This essay provides a brief summary of genetic engineering (GE) and considers some ethical issues raised by applications of GE to humans. GE is distinguished from novel reproductive technologies, such as cloning, which are not discussed. The doctrines of Creation, Fall and Redemption provide a Christian framework within which to evaluate the appropriate […]

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Investing as a Christian: Reaping where you have not sown by Paul Mills

Investing as a Christian: Reaping where you have not sown by Paul Mills

Summary Who should you trust with your savings? Is the highest return all that counts, or should this he sacrificed to moral principle? This chapter discusses the appropriate ways for Christians to save and invest by outlining general and specific biblical instruction on the subject. Although there are few forms of saving that can be […]

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The case against the national lottery by Jubilee policy group

The case against the national lottery by Jubilee policy group

  Raising extra monies for good causes is clearly a laudable goal. However, enthusiastic claims of large amounts of money painlessly raised have too often over-estimated the benefits and under-estimated the costs. This report draws on a range of secondary sources to provide a summary of the arguments surrounding the introduction of a national lottery […]

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