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Oxford definition of ethics
“The science of morals, the department of study concerned with the principles of human conduct”
Oxford definition of morals
“of or pertaining to the distinction between right and wrong, or good and evil, in relation to actions, volitions, or character of responsible being.”
Definition of Christian Ethics
the study and application of the morals prescribed in God’s Word that pertain to the kind of conduct, character, and goals required of one who professes to be in a redemptive relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ethical Universalism (altruistic utilitarianism)
right is defined by the greatest good for the greatest number of people
Ethical egoism (egoistic utilitarianism
right is defined by the advancement of self-interest
Epicureanism (hedonistic utilitarianism)
right is defined by the achievement of personal pleasure
Situationalism (idealistic utilitarianism)
right is defined by the maintenance of an ideas (e.g., love, freedom, national security, human rights, etc.)
Divine command theory
God has commanded human beings regarding what is moral and what is immoral
Natural law theory (ethical rationalism)
human beings innately know what is moral and what is immoral
General Revelation
God’s revelation of himself to all peoples, at all times, in all places (natural revelation)