Card Set Information
ethics that different religious groups hold, in flashcard form
What do Christians use to help them follow the Will of God?
What is the role of churches+church leaders in Christianity?
To be able to interpret and teach the Bible
To hold traditional ceremonies such as weddings and baptisms
Formulate ethical codes based on current events
What is the role of the Bible in Christianity?
It is a source of authority that can be followed literally or as a source of guidance
Contains Jesus' teachings
What is the Holy Spirit?
God's essence that was carried to Earth by Jesus
According to Christians, what is the conscience?
Given to us by God
Represents the voice of the Holy Spirit
Help you to make moral decisions
How do the ideas of reason and natural law tie in with Christian ethics?
Natural law and reason are gifts given by God
What are Jewish ethics based around?
The principle that God is Just and loving
What are the Ten Commandments?
10 rules that some Christians believe were handed directly from God to humans and should be followed as absolute rules
What is the Torah?
Jewish religious scripture that consists of the first five books of the Bible
What is the Old Testament also known as?
What are Jesus' two main teachings?
1. Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. This is the most important commandment'
2. Love your neighbour as you love yourself
What is the Golden Rule?
Treat others as you wish to be treated
Which one of the Apostles was it that interpreted Jesus' teachings and had the most profound effect on the development of christianity?