Human Dignity in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition
: Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant Perspectives
Is it true that there is no similar custom in the Judaeo-Christian tradition
? Let us set the record straight.
We share centuries of the Judaeo-Christian tradition
. Our monarchy has been at different times French and Dutch and German.
Likewise with its insightful investigations on Asian intellectual traditions, Across can help define the Philippine worldview, if any, a worldview that has been determined by the Judaeo-Christian tradition
but has been so secularized, cheapened, and even emasculated, so that Philippine responses to a number of geopolitical issues-the territorial disputes with China and the apparent return to a relationship of dependency with the United States-have been wishy-washy and neither-here-nor-there.
"It is rooted in the truths of the Judaeo-Christian tradition
, relying heavily in the Middle Ages on the wealth of Islamic learning, the Abrahamic faiths--not necessarily enemies--and enriched by others such as Hinduism and Sikhism in recent generations."
Oshkosh, WI, June 20, 2012 --(PR.com)-- A free online lecture on “Why Study the History of Art?” is being offered as a public service by Yorktown University, a Denver, Colorado-based accredited Internet university rooted in the philosophy of limited government of the Founding Fathers, the Judaeo-Christian tradition
and philosophic truths that shaped our enduring Constitution.
And even though he has a whole chapter on the sanctity of life doctrine, he makes sweeping claims like, 'There can be little doubt that the idea of the sanctity of human life originated in the Judaeo-Christian tradition
.' He dismisses in a footnote (62) the Buddhist and Jain rejection of killing as irrelevant to the discussion.
However, the Judaeo-Christian tradition
based upon the biblical perception of the spider is the foundation of a long-lasting negative vision in medieval literature.
The revelation of God enshrined in the Judaeo-Christian tradition
was not originally a book, but experienced as a living Word, heard by the Prophets in the sacred space of the heart and spoken in turn by them to the people of Israel.
It begins with the case for theism, which Christianity requires but cannot possibly monopolise, moves through the debatable areas of 'revelation' (suggesting that belief in one supreme revelation does not rule out acceptance of others, even outside the Judaeo-Christian tradition
) and settles firmly in a Christian interpretation of history and by implication for a Church which may be humanly fallible but is divinely instituted, 'in so far as it actually does embody and manifest the fruits of the Spirit'.
Nor was the evaluation of homosexual practice as a grave moral evil found only in the Judaeo-Christian tradition
. All major religions and societies until this age have condemned it.
The Judaeo-Christian tradition
rests on the notion of a personal god who loves and so desires the best for creation, acting in accordance with that desire.