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Todd Junkins and Darcia Narvaez

’t make). Thus, morality must be understood as a social practice. Our choices play an active role in the politics of our community, the beliefs held in common that structure our social practices, and the moral opportunities our communities provide. 56 Enriched environments, ones that provide diverse

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Kevin Timpe

choosing, then, the agent chooses to act for the sake of some end that she perceives to be good in some way, and, in so choosing, aligns herself with the promotion of that good end. Here the Guise of the Good Thesis connects with talk of reasons, for the belief that the end promoted by the choice is good

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Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte

group, convinced of a certain idea or belief, that claims the freedom to speak out. Oftentimes these individuals or groups experience that their ideas or convictions lead them into trouble. One can think of the example of Wettstein in Basel, one can think of the situation of Pentecostal and Evangelical

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George Tsakiridis

spiritual disciplines are connected to a broader psychological system of belief. Habit plays a role in this system, as it does in the broader monastic setting in which Evagrius practiced. To get a notion of what Evagrius is saying in regard to the eight thoughts, I have chosen gluttony and fornication as

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Petri Luomanen

. New York : Random House , 2005 . Stark Rodney . Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief . New York : HarperCollins , 2007 . Stark Rodney , and William S. Bainbridge . A Theory of Religion . Toronto Studies in Religion 2 . New York : P. Lang , 1987

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Craig A. Boyd

moon did not appear to be a perfect sphere. These discoveries seemed to show that the earth was not the center of the universe. But even though he could show that specific beliefs that were central to the Ptolemaic system were false, he could not show that his own were true. Falsification of the

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Kari Syreeni

, 1 John 3:9), and then the various Gnostic movements. It is also worth considering that the belief—in mainstream Christianity as well as otherwise—in an eternal life or immortality is akin to the idea of theosis ; what separates God/gods from humans (and animals) is precisely that the latter are

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Lauri Thurén

, references to lapidation or to dietary regulations. 2 Despite a common belief, Paul nowhere divides the Law into an acceptable moral section and a rejected ritual section, or rejects only its social function. Such distinctions cannot be documented in his texts. See further Lauri Thurén, Derhetorizing Paul

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Dennis Bielfeldt

order to have certain types of intentional mental states (e.g. beliefs), it is necessary to be related to the environment in the right way. Internalism (or individualism ) denies this, and it affirms that having those intentional mental states depends solely on our intrinsic properties.” The issue

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Gregory R. Peterson

experiments, people simply are acting on their beliefs and prior aims. There is some evidence to support this. As noted in the Milgram experiment, there is anecdotal evidence of individuals simply acting on the basis of their values, and Milgram provides brief narratives of two individuals who were compliant