This book addresses the opposing positions held by Catholic orthodoxy and modern liberal societies on questions about human sexuality, marriage and family life. The author argues that true to the nature of doctrine, some moral teachings are open to development and some dogmatic ones are irreversible. In five chapters, relying on historical analysis, a hundred-year timeline is used to examine related papal encyclicals. A review of the natural law theory from its Stoic antecedents, Thomistic scholasticism, and the philosophical 20th-century new natural law theory are examined. John Paul II's Theology of the Body is used as a subtext. Intellectual, cultural and gendered perspectives are put in dialogue while paying attention to two current issues, same-sex unions as sacramental unions and the possibility of the use of condoms as prophylaxis for discordant married persons. This work appeals to both specialists and non-specialists, scholars, students of theology and those who are interested in matters concerning the development of Christian [moral] doctrines. It can be used as a whole or in chapters for private studies, classroom work or in pastoral settings.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Radical Citizenship as in the belonging, expression and allegiance to multiple and malleable identities' was first elucidated in the doctoral proposals, and papers written by Bachar Chbib candidate for a Doctorate in Philosophy in the communications department at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Chbib contends that in view of administrative, social, cultural, and political changes that have developed in these latter stages of the modern western nation, it is inevitable that the contracts between the citizen and the nation are past due and need to be re-negotiated in good faith. He outlines the possibility of an alternative relationship between the 21st century capitalist, liberal, democratic nation and its shareholders, the citizen. Citizens collectively are civically determined persons desiring good public guidelines by purposefully communicating with each other, listening to each other's point of view, and being ready to learn and alter their mind based on such channels of communication as may be available to them.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bahamas Democratic Movement (BDM) was a liberal populist political party in the Bahamas without parliamentary representation. The party was formed in late 1998 in Nassau, Bahamas and was officially launched in February 2000. The party's founders included: Cassius Stuart, Howard R. Johnson, Dario Roberts, George Carey and a number of then-students of the College of the Bahamas. The party was formed due to a strongly held belief among the founding group that Caribbean governments generally, and successive Bahamian governments specifically, failed to incorporate young persons (under the age of 30) in the decision-making processes of government at any level.
Most liberal democracies consider that it is necessary to provide some level of legal aid to persons otherwise unable to afford legal representation. To fail to do so would deprive such persons of access to the court system. Alternately, they would be at a disadvantage in situations in which the state or a wealthy individual took them to court. This would violate the principles of equality before the law and due process under the rule of law.
Judaism, as a religion and a way of life, has guided millions of lives and profoundly influenced its younger sisters, Christianity and Islam, as well as contributing major themes and norms to the liberal and humanistic traditions of the West. Not all Jews are religious, and not all of Judaism is philosophical, but at its core Judaism rests on a complex of values and ideas that address the abiding concerns of philosophy and perennial questions about the meaning and purpose of life, the nature of the universe, the roots and fruits of human responsibility, the character of justice, the worth of nature, and the dignity of persons. Judaism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation examines some of the central questions that such ideas raise, drawing on the ancient and more recent sources of Jewish thought, as viewed from a contemporary philosophical standpoint. This book is an ideal introduction for students of religion and philosophy who want to gain an understanding of the key themes and values of Judaism.