He conjectured that in making moral judgments individuals abstract in imagination from their own particular interests and adopt an impartial point of view from which they assess the effects of others' actions on the interests of everyone.
To stand guard over the purity and unity of doctrine within the synodical circle, and to oppose false doctrine.
Supervision over the performance of the official duties on the part of the pastors and teachers of Synod. Common protection and extension of the church.
Publication and distribution of a church periodical. Conscientious examination of candidates for the ministry and teaching profession. To provide for ecclesiastical ordination and induction into office. The preparation of future preachers and teachers for service in the Church.
To provide for congregations without pastors, if the former apply to Synod. To give theological opinions, also to settle disputes between single persons or between parties in the congregations.
But the latter is to take place only in cases where all persons involved have applied to Synod for arbitration. To strive after the greatest possible uniformity in ceremonies.
To have concern for the faithful execution of all the duties of the ministry, especially of the truly evangelical cure of souls in all its branches; in this respect also to help advance sound catechumen instruction above all, and especially with reference to the false doctrines of the prominent sects; also to institute and maintain catechizations every Sunday for the, confirmed youth.
To support indigent congregations who are members of Synod, that they may obtain the regular service of a pastor.
To gather church statistics within Synod and also to start a chronicle of American Lutheranism. To establish connections with the Lutheran Church in foreign countries, especially Germany.The original position is a central feature of John Rawls's social contract account of justice, “justice as fairness,” set forth in A Theory of Justice (TJ).
It is designed to be a fair and impartial point of view that is to be adopted in our reasoning about fundamental principles of justice. Sociology of religion is a field that should have much to contribute to the understanding necessary to advance such a world.
History and relevance today The classical, seminal sociological theorists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were greatly interested in religion and its effects on society. (18 marks) (b) Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the view that religious sects always compromise with wider society and become denominations.
(18 marks) The growth of the new religious movements and the new age beliefs since the s indicates a revival of religion.
Israel has its faults, but it is a democratic country, incorporating civil rights, free speech and assembly, religious freedom for all sects, a health-care system, model of sexual toleration and.
"Christian faith cannot accept "revelations" that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such "revelations.".
Yana Garcia Mander hw. Assess the view that cults and sects are fringe organisations that are inevitably short lived and of little influence on contemporary society.