Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Living Spiritual Rhythms - February 5

Evolutionary ethics properly argues that there are several reasons for ethical developments and orientations in humans, including the social, biological, genetic and neurological aspects of the human niche. Thus, moral sensitivity appears to be a multi-faceted phenomenon, yet this alone does not explain particular or well defined moral codes and configurations that have arisen, nor does it help us draw conclusions about right and wrong. So, there’s more. We’re also heavily embedded in context, culture, and tradition, and through this come to be interpreters of the biblical text and its lively theological and spiritual contribution. All these informers, which offer some direction, are nevertheless so diverse and porous that we’re left having to continually work out how to live with others in a shared world.