Renewing Christian Ethics: The Catholic Tradition

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Age, education, income, marital status, gender, nonwhite race, and ethically challenging occupations are treated as fixed variables in PRELIS. They cannot see that the arguments they make, even if correct, cannot be understood by significant swaths of the human general population, the majority of whom have IQ’s < 100. But what he insisted on was precisely what proved so elusive to specify: some objective, ontological difference between God's act and other events not celebrated as God's act. "Otherwise," he wrote, "there is no mighty act, but only our belief in it, and God is the God who in fact does not act.

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Publisher: University of Scranton Press; 1 edition (October 25, 2005)

ISBN: 1589661095

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