Religious Ethics

  1. What do Christians use to help them follow the Will of God?
    • The Bible
    • Pope (catholic)
    • Worship/church
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. What is the Holy Spirit?
    God's essence that was carried to Earth by Jesus
  5. 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
  6. How do the ideas of reason and natural law tie in with Christian ethics?
    Natural law and reason are gifts given by God
  7. What are Jewish ethics based around?
    The principle that God is Just and loving
  8. 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
  9. What is the Torah?
    Jewish religious scripture that consists of the first five books of the Bible
  10. What is the Old Testament also known as?
    The Torah
  11. 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
  12. What is the Golden Rule?
    Treat others as you wish to be treated
  13. Which one of the Apostles was it that interpreted Jesus' teachings and had the most profound effect on the development of christianity?
    St. Paul
Card Set
Religious Ethics
ethics that different religious groups hold, in flashcard form