Most Christian ethicists agree that the sources for doing ethics include revelation (scripture) and tradition, as well as human reason and experience.Being shaped by Biblical revelation is the primary way that Christian ethics can be distinguished from alternative ethical perspectives, both religious and secular; thus one important question for a Christian ethicist is how morality (the practice) or ethics (ideas about the practice) depends on religion (convictions and commitments) or theology (critical discussion about those convictions and commitments).Paper given at Mogilany Conference in Poland, 1987. Paper given at Society of Biblical Literature conference in 1984; published in the ed. The Desecration of the Scrolls, Thug Capitalism and Free Enterprise, Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2013. Israeli Geniuses: A Lesson in Strategic Imbecility, Jerusalem Post, September 17, 2011. Rehabilitating Judas Iscariot, The Huffington Post, January 23, 2006. A Discovery That's Just Too Perfect, Los Angeles The Nuclear Threat to Israel All the World Loves a Winner (or The Danger of Letting the Arabs "Think" You Lost a War to Them") Arab Class Structure and the New Terrorism WAR TERRITORY DESTINY: Essays on Israel, the Arabs, and the Jewish People The Problem With Rabbinic Judaism.Sharon, Hero of Israel, 'Feeds the Crocodile', Jerusalem Post, November 17, 2012. Why We Must Stop Being "Jews" or Why We Must Become “Hebrews” Once Again: An Essay on the Rebuilding of the Third Temple Cyprus - Aprodite's Isle Dr.
Of course, atheists could cheerfully admit this historical point and then claim that, in western culture at least, the 18 century Enlightenment changed that dependency, encouraging ethicists to avoid religious or theological assumptions and, as Immanuel Kant famously put it in his essay “What is Enlightenment? Christian ethicists can affirm the need to think for one’s self but claim that such thinking reveals that ethics depends on theology in ways other than merely historical.
(in regards to an eclipse, if that happened and that was a recorded event around the world it would be amazing) It's natural to wonder about this sort of thing, but one shouldn't presuppose a given conclusion in advance!
Wikipedia says in a peremptory way that "Modern scholars see the darkness as a literary creation rather than a historical event," but this might tell us more about modern scholars' attitudes towards miracle claims then it tells us about the actual historical evidence... Some dogs that didn't bark Let's start with the obvious negative.
North Atlantic Books, 2007, is a collection of his youthful travel poems from 1959-62 when Paris was still 'a moveable feast' and when he was 'on the road' between Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Iran, Beleuchistan, Pakistan, and India. A Ground-Penetrating Radar Testing the Claim for Earthquake Damage of the Second Temple Ruins at Khirbet Qumran, Qumran Chronicle, December 2000. * The Final Proof that James and the Righteous Teacher are the Same. Enough Crying Over Herod's Stones: We Know how to Commemorate the Dead but Do We Know How to Commemorate the Living? Remember, the Temple was built by Herod, The Jerusalem Post, October 27, 2009.
Includes an Afterward on the Six-Day War, April-June, 1967. "Re-erecting the Fallen Tent of David" in a Land "North" of Damascus at Qumran and in Acts' "Jerusalem Council". The 1988-92 California State University Dead Sea Walking Cave Survey and Radar Groundscan of the Qumran Cliffs, vol. Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature in 1994. Making Sense of Hegesippus' Testimony to James as High Priest. Redemonizing Judas: Gospel Fiction or Gospel Truth? Gospel Fiction and the Redemonization of Judas, The Huffington Post, December 19, 2007.Mankind As the Genesis reveals, God initially communicated with and revealed Himself to the entire human race.