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    William Ames's Calvinist Ambiguity Over Freedom of Conscience.James Calvin Davis - 2005 - Journal of Religious Ethics 33 (2):333 - 355.
    Reformed Christianity's qualified embrace of freedom of conscience is per- haps best represented by William Ames (1576-1633). This essay explores Ames's interpretation of conscience, his understanding of its relationship to natural law, Scripture, and civil authority, and his vacillation on the sub- ject of conscientious freedom. By rooting his interpretation of conscience in natural law, Ames provided a foundation for conscience as an authority whose convictions are binding and worthy of some civil respect and free- dom. At the same time, (...)
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    Pardoning Puritanism: Community, Character, and Forgiveness in the Work of Richard Baxter.James Calvin Davis - 2001 - Journal of Religious Ethics 29 (2):283 - 306.
    The English Puritan Richard Baxter (1615-1691) developed an account of forgiveness that resonates with twentieth-century virtue ethics. He understood forgiveness as one component of a larger disposition of character developed in community as human beings recognize themselves as sinful creatures engaged in complex relationships of dependency and responsibility, with both God and one another. In the midst of these relationships, persons experience divine and human forgiveness and discover opportunities to practice forgiveness in return. Baxter thus negotiated a distinctive relationship between (...)
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    Privilege as Moral Vice.James Calvin Davis - 2019 - Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 29 (2):25-43.
    The admissions cheating scandal illustrated how colleges and universities in the US depend upon and reinforce socio-economic privilege. The first part of this paper uses a Reformed Christian approach to moral virtue to analyze privilege in higher education as an ethical problem. Understanding privilege as moral vice clarifies the relationships between practices, attitudes, and intentions we associate with privilege. The second part of this paper contrasts ethical frameworks prominent in the discourse on higher education with a commitment to the common (...)
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    Tolerance Among the Virtues, by John R. Bowlin. [REVIEW]James Calvin Davis - 2018 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 72 (2):207-209.
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  5. The Moral Theology of Roger Williams: Christian Conviction and Public Ethics.James Calvin Davis - 2004
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    Christian Doctrine and the Old Testament: Theology in the Service of Biblical Exegesis, by Gary Anderson. [REVIEW]James Calvin Davis - 2018 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 72 (2):210-212.
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