The standard Christian view of stewardship is the belief that everything was created for humans, and that the role of the human is to be God 's stewards of the creation (Simmons, 1989; Sheng, 2008) this Christian view arose around middle age hence this view initiated in the Greek-Roman era in the time of philosophers like Socrates. The tradition of stewardship involves the fact that humans are entrusted with the responsibility to take care of the creation beauty and productivity. But land improvement appeared to be taken for granted in the middle ages, this may be caused by the fact that Judaeo-Christians does not give much attention towards the environment but rather gives more attention to the salvation of soul and as a result people become more concerned about their soul and tend to neglect environment since they believe that earth is not their real home (Attfield, 1983), and this still have influence even in nowadays as most of the Christians are more concerned about their souls than
As stated, God has created all of nature and thus His truth should be able to be found through it. Because of this, Christians should also understand that knowledge gained from nature can be true even if it is not outlined in the Bible. As a sinful people discerning God’s truth from nature, it is necessary for there to be a lot of wisdom and self-reflection on the Christian’s part. In understanding psychology and theology, we as Christians must first understand intellectual humility. Entwistle said this about intellectual humility, “Humility as an intellectual virtue involves our recognition of our intellectual abilities and liabilities.
Transcendentalism was a literary and philosophical movement in a America that was looking for an identity. The main ideas of transcendentalism are that the individual should be independent and that man is inherently good.They also thought that individuals should find God through nature.Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were the leaders of transcendentalism. Both Emerson and Thoreau wrote about these ideas and expanded them to nature and god. The leader of transcendentalism were looked down upon but their ideas are still relevant today. A theme that connects the transcendental writings of Thoreau and Emerson to modern time is the idea that says that society is not good for individuals.
He has given an example, that Frankenstein’s monster has no meaning by its origin but could still find his own meaning, to support meaning can be determined not by the past. Creationism is a religious aspect to examine the meaning of life. There is a creator that has created life. As creator would not create things without meaning, life should have a meaning. This position has the same viewpoints of meaning of life as naturalism, which is the origin of life gives life a meaning.
This idea is based on the fact that Scientists are quick to give credit to God in areas where scientists are not able to find answers. He is assigned to areas evolution cannot explain (10 Dangers of Theistic Evolution). This idea demonstrates that God is not exactly supreme and in some way evolves too. Another aspect of this idea of creation is in Adam and Eve. This theory follows the claims on the Bible, at least the ones pertaining to creation.
At what point are we going to take responsibility and protect the Earth instead of allowing it to be destroyed? The Earth can only handle a so much growth before it reaches its max sustainability. In each text, sustainability refers to how much growth the Earth can maintain without being destroyed. Wendell Berry, Jared Diamond, and Bill McKibben all use rhetoric to appeal to their audience using ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos is an appeal to the audience’s ethics.
Therefore in that respect, my ethical code while it may vary to some extent from the typical Christian is largely based on teaching from the bible. What is more, we also review the concepts that are illustrated to us either in the law or in the bible and even our environment. Furthermore, it is from that, that we determine whether or not it is good or bad based on our own feelings toward the specific situation. This is where critical thinking and logic enters the equation, because while adultery in the bible may have been frowned upon and women were stoned to death for such an offense, you can see that although we still shun adulteress we realize that it is not in our hands to punish these people.
For example, God can create all the other creatures, but man names them and cares for them on earth. On the other side of the problem, man is referred to as a ‘they’ for the first time in verse 26. This implies that man is not destined to be a singular, god-like being. According to Zornberg (1995: 15), “The association of aloneness with power, greatness, is clear here.” It is godlike to be alone and have no equal, but this pronoun foreshadows that man will not be alone forever. Although he may have power and greatness over earth’s creatures, he will not have the singularity of a god.
By the end it is made prevalent that we as a human race need to accept out fate, but as well as put work towards it. The author discusses how a worldview of these religious connections makes being alive an instinctive feeling. This source could be used to appeal to the reader’s moral interpretation of how reality works. It shows how the Pauline theology is combined with Christianity. These theories are made because they are very important in decoding dicks thoughts and reasoning’s.
Aronofsky created a deeper meaning under the biblical story, by bringing to light the problems that we face in society today, which are reflected in the dark themes and environmentalist spin to the Biblical story, creating a fresh retelling of the story of Noah. Aronofsky point out that although man has a sinful nature, he can still redeem ourselves, using the opportunities that God has given us. Aronofsky’s point of view makes it easier for a modern audience to empathize with the story, and sympathize with the characters in
I believe that we, as humans, should look for to listening to what each other is saying rather than trying to convince each other of what we want the other to believe. My worldview and the Christian worldview are the same in we both believe that humans are in their core, good. I also believe that we can return to that “good” nature by being true to ourselves and to nature itself. My views differ in that I do not believe that one “entity” created all that is known. I believe more of the scientific view on how the world was
1. The ethical sequence, as Leopold sees it, is the process of ecological evolution. The ethical sequence is also a combination of ethics in ecology and philosophy; other wise, known as symbioses. We have ethics in dealing between the individual and with society, but not with men and the animals and plants that we grow up with. This idea of men having ethics toward animals and plants is ecologically necessary and possible.
Those we help is not a far-off issue. God sees our efforts for helping the poor as a means of sustaining our relationship with him. And for upholding a vision of morality, with special care to the poor and concern for the most vulnerable and needy. Nevertheless, we should not stop here, we ought to delve deep into Scripture for guidance and direction. The authority of Scripture helps measure our ethics and decision making.
Aquinas wrote logical arguments in support of his faith to show how reason and religious belief helped each other. His concept of natural law stated that there was an order in nature that could guide people’s thoughts about right and wrong. Natural law, he declared, could be discovered through reason alone. Since God had created nature, natural law agreed with the moral teachings of the Bible.
However, with humanity, and varying worldviews, the life of a child with a disability can be seen as replaceable. (DeMarco, 2014) In this paper, we discussed the core beliefs of the Christian worldview, stating that God created life to be valued and cared for. “Thou shall not kill,” (Exodus) is a command from God as to our duty to people. Abiding by the Christian worldview and the teachings of Jesus, my resolutions for Susan’s ethical dilemma is to preserve life, either by allowing the child to be adopted or for Susan, to rise to the challenge with faith and experience the blessing of being a parent. The consequences endured when making the Christian choice are still full of blessings and uphold the moral absolutes set by God.