Glossary of Common Terms

This section provides brief introductions to many of the terms which are used in discussion of right and wrong. They include both current and traditional terms.


absolutes
abuse
altruism
anger
anxiety
asceticism
authority
autonomy
blasphemy
canon law
capitalism
casuistry
censorship
character
commandments
communism
compromise
conscience
consequentialist
courage
crime
custom
decalogue
deontology
destiny
devil
divine command
duty
envy
equality
evil
fairness
fallenness
fate
fellowship
forgiveness
fraternity
free will
freedom
grace
gratitude
greed
guilt
habit
happiness
heaven and hell
holiness
hope
humanism
individualism
inhibition
intention
intuition
jealousy
judgement
justice
justification
Kingdom of God
laziness
love
malice
motivation
mysticism
natural law
pacifism
peace
perfectionism
pragmatism
pride
progress
prophets
prudence
puritanism
relativism
repentance
responsibility
revelation
rights
Sermon on the Mount
sin
situation ethics
sloth
temptation
theonomy
toleration
truth-telling
value judgement
vice
virginity
virtue
vocation

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