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The Concept of Love as Portrayed in Jonah, Ruth, and Song of Songs

The Concept of Love as Portrayed in Jonah, Ruth, and Song of Songs.

The Book that needs to be used as one of the sources is, "The Five Megilloth and Jonah" The Five Megilloth and Jonah, Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1969 (ISBN: 978-0-8276-0-0454) and 2008 reedition (978-0-8276-0890-0).

The paper must include a bibliography of at least eight non-class sources and must use MLA, APA, Chicago, or SBL formatting.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

* Reflect on several things that strike you in the chapter.  You may want to include an insight or an observation on the part of the author that you find interesting, thought-provoking, challenging, resonating, convicting, or even annoying and distressing. You may comment on things with which you agree or disagree.
* Your reflections need not be long, but they need to be specific enough to show that you have given the chapter a good read. A comment that reads, I like the chapter. It is interesting, does not count.
* Please indicate page numbers

Social Contract Theory and the Revelational Christian Ethic

Your reply must be 500600 words. You will be penalized for falling short or exceeding the word count. Any quotes or information used from sources other than yourself (including your classmates thread) must be cited using footnotes in current Turabian format and will not count towards the total word count.

Within this thread, I will discuss both the Social Contract Theory and the Revelational Christian Ethic. The goal is to define both terms and go in-depth about what is considered the good in each of these. The point I want to pursue, and describe is both the key differences and similarities.  I will close my thoughts up with what I feel is the strongest ethical theory.

The Social Contract Theory is an unspoken agreement amongst individuals in a community. Our text says, Social Contract Theory argues that our idea of what is moral is the result of an implicit agreement between the members of a society that facilitates the functioning of that society. Thom

James 3:212

Read James 3:212 and Ephesians 4:29. Then, in your initial post, comment on what can be learned from these passages about communication. How might corrupt communication be identified and combated? Provide at least two specific examples.  How powerful is the tongue? What do the verses in James tell us about the tongues power for good or evil?

Morale Decision Making

Moral Decision Making Paper This paper is one you create from your own life or hypothetically. You are to create three scenarios involving moral decisions that need to be made. Step 1 is to write the scenario.  Step 2 is to list all of the legal, ethical, moral and spiritual issues involved in each scenario. Step three is to state how you would resolve the situation and what criteria you used to make your decision

contrast of Iit relationships and Ithou relationships

Many ethicists contend that Jewish philosopher Martin Bubers contrast of Iit relationships and Ithou relationships is particularly relevant to the ecological and economic justice crises as well as the ideal for healthy interpersonal relationships.
After reading this week's resources on Buber, do you agree or disagree with those assertions?  Why or why not making specific references to this and other material.


Social and Role Training Exercise

Within the organizations culture, there should be sufficient training for lead paid staff to oversee and manage the activities of volunteers.  This training should include duties and responsibilities, liabilities, security issues, information privacy and access, roles, and the how-to interaction in social settings or events to best reflect the organizations mission.

Create a chart of training inventories that volunteer coordinators and managers should consider when overseeing volunteers. Each aspect of the chart must have at least one paragraph explanation.
Use scholarly academic resources, textbooks, or other sources provided.  Use of APA format is required.

Summarizing a reading

please read and respond to the 'Introduction' to the book Joothan by Arun Prabha Mukherjee:

"Introduction" to JOOTHAN (by Om Prakash Valmiki), pp xvii to xxxviv.

Focus your response around the following question(s): Are Dalits Hindus? Why do they classify themselves separately?

And also please make sure to ask a question about the reading at the end.


We have been studying Jesus Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew.  On page 85 of the text, it states, Jesus Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) contains the heart of Jesus ethical message.

Imagine that you were to meet one of your friends from a school that does not study the Sermon.  Somehow, mention of the Sermon comes up in your conversation.  Your friend asks, Whats the big deal about Jesus Sermon on the Mount? What does the Sermon on the Mount have to do with ethics?

Given our discussions in class (refer to slides), reading/listening to the Sermon (pgs 92-98), and the article read, how would you respond? In a Word or Google document, slides, or other approved format compose a response consisting of these 3 topics:
the historical context in which the Sermon was written (exegesis)
what Jesus is teaching, in general (do not just list every passage)
the purpose of the sermon and its ethical implications for followers of Jesus then, and now (

Summarizing a reading

Please read the reading and summarize it thoroughly and please make sure to convey the main idea discussed.

And there should be a question asked at the end of the reading.

please read and respond to the following article:

Charles Mills, from Black Rights, White Wrongs (see Files)

Chapter 3: Racial Liberalism

Just read the chapter 3 from the reading and summarize the reading properly and please make sure to convey the main idea clearly