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The Moral Majority was a prominent American political organization associated with the Christian right.
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He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy ( now Liberty Christian Academy ) in 1967, Liberty University in 1971, and cofounded the Moral Majority in 1979.
In 1979, Falwell founded the Moral Majority, which became one of the largest political lobby groups for evangelical Christians in the United States during the 1980s.
The Moral Majority was founded as being " pro-family ", " pro-life ", " pro-defense " and pro-Israel. The group is credited with delivering two thirds of the white, evangelical Christian vote to Ronald Reagan during the 1980 presidential election.
During his time as head of the Moral Majority, Falwell consistently pushed for Republican candidates and for conservative politics.
Among the American Christian leaders who spoke out in Moon's defense were conservative Jerry Falwell, head of Moral Majority, and liberal Joseph Lowery, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Since about 1980, the Christian right has been associated with several institutions including the Moral Majority, the Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council.
Jerry Falwell, whose founding of the Moral Majority was a key step in the formation of the " New Christian Right "
Led by Robert Grant's advocacy group Christian Voice, Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority, Ed McAteer's Religious Roundtable Council, James Dobson's Focus on the Family, and Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, the new Religious Right combined conservative politics with evangelical and fundamentalist teachings.
The birth of the New Christian right, however, is usually traced to a 1979 meeting where televangelist Jerry Falwell was urged to create a " Moral Majority " organization.
Soon, Moral Majority became a general term for the conservative political activism of evangelists and fundamentalists such as Pat Robertson, James Robinson, and Jerry Falwell.
Some have linked Israel to Biblical prophesies ; for example, Ed McAteer, founder of the Moral Majority, said " I believe that we are seeing prophecy unfold so rapidly and dramatically and wonderfully and, without exaggerating, makes me breathless.
Beginning with Grant's American Christian Cause in 1974, Christian Voice throughout the 1970s and Falwell's Moral Majority in the 1980s, the Christian Right began to have a major impact on American politics.
The underpinnings for the contemporary moral panic were found in a rise of five factors in the years leading up to the 1980s: The establishment of Fundamentalist Christianity and political organization of the Moral Majority ; the rise of the Anti-cult movement which spread ideas of abusive cults kidnapping and brainwashing children and teens ; the appearance of the Church of Satan and other explicitly Satanist groups that added a kernel of truth to the existence of Satanic cults ; the appearance of the child abuse industry and a group of professionals dedicated to the protection of children ; and the popularization of posttraumatic stress disorder, repressed memory and corresponding survivor movement.
* Jerry Falwell ( 1933 – 2007 ), senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and founder of the Moral Majority
The program quoted Paul Weyrich, one of the founders of the conservative activist organization the Moral Majority, as saying " The Washington Post became very arrogant and they just decided that they would determine what was news and what wasn't news and they wouldn't cover a lot of things that went on.
Jerry Falwell, whose founding of the Moral Majority was a key step in the formation of the New Christian Right
The origins of the Moral Majority can be traced to 1976, when Jerry Falwell embarked on a series of “ I Love America ” rallies across the country to raise awareness of social issues important to Falwell.
Having already been a part of a well-established network of ministers and ministries, within a few years Falwell was favorably positioned to launch the Moral Majority.
The Moral Majority was formally initiated as a result of a struggle for control of an American conservative Christian advocacy group known as Christian Voice during 1978.
During a 1979 meeting, they urged televangelist Jerry Falwell to found Moral Majority ( a phrase coined by Weyrich ).
The Moral Majority was a southern-oriented organization of the Christian Right, although the Moral Majority ’ s state chapters and political activity extended beyond the South.
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The term " consequentialism " was coined by G. E. M. Anscombe in her essay " Modern Moral Philosophy " in 1958, to describe what she saw as the central error of certain moral theories, such as those propounded by Mill and Sidgwick.
It was not until publication of The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning ( 1988 ), by Albert Jonsen and Stephen Toulmin, that a revival of casuistry occurred.
It was followed by Academia Scientiarum ( 1687 ), and by A Moral Discourse of the Power of Interest ( 1690 ), dedicated to Robert Boyle, Abercromby's patron in the 1680s.
The last book Thompson finished was Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law ( 1993 ).
Moore was educated at Dulwich College, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Classics and Moral Sciences.
This argument was explicitly given by Adam Smith in his Theory of Moral Sentiments, and has more recently been developed by Harvard economist Benjamin Friedman in his book The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth.
He also found time for philosophical speculations, and in 1830 he published his Inquiries concerning the Intellectual Powers of Man and the Investigation of Truth, which was followed in 1833 by a sequel, The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings.
Kirkpatrick published an article called The Myth of Moral Equivalence in 1986, in which sharply criticized those who she alleged were claiming that there was " no moral difference " between the Soviet Union and democratic states.
For instance, Sydney Pollack brought a lawsuit against Danish TV after screening his 1975 film Three Days of the Condor in pan-and-scan in 1991 ( The court ruled that the pan scanning conducted by Danish television was a ' mutilation ' of the film and a violation of Pollack's ' Droit Moral ', his legal right as an artist to maintain his reputation by protecting the integrity of his work.
When it was decided that he would become a lawyer, he returned to the university to study law, first taking classes in Moral Philosophy and Universal History in 1789 – 90.
It has been claimed that Paley was not a very original thinker and that the philosophical part of his treatise on ethics is “ an assemblage of ideas developed by others and is presented to be learned by students rather than debated by colleagues .” Nevertheless, his book The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy ( 1785 ) was a required text at Cambridge and Smith says that Paley ’ s writings were “ once as well known in American colleges as were the readers and spellers of William McGuffey and Noah Webster in the elementary schools .” Although now largely missing from the philosophical canon, Schneewind writes that " utilitarianism first became widely known in England through the work of William Paley.
It is possible that Bentham was spurred on to publish after he saw the success of Paley ’ s The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy.
The book was published in 1785 under the title of The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy, and was made a part of the examinations at the University of Cambridge the next year.
Paley's Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy was one of the most influential philosophical texts in late Enlightenment Britain.
In addition to Moral and Political Philosophy and the Evidences Charles Darwin read Natural Theology during his student years and later stated in his autobiography that he was initially convinced by the argument.
But when I met it in James ' ' The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life ,' it was with a shock of recognition.
" When she was seven years old, her parents joined a " cult group ", the Moral Re-Armament ( MRA ), in which her family remained involved for fifteen years, living in communal centers.
The theory of indifference curves was developed by Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, who explained in his book " Mathematical Psychics: an Essay on the Application of Mathematics to the Moral Sciences ”, 1881, the mathematics needed for its drawing ; later on, Vilfredo Pareto was the first author to actually draw these curves, in his book " Manual of Political Economy ", 1906 ; and others in the first part of the 20th century.
The University of Glasgow, where Smith was Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy, changed the name of its Department of Political Economy to the Department of Economics ( ostensibly to avoid confusing prospective undergraduates ) in academic year 1997 – 98, making the class of 1998 the last to be graduated with a Scottish Master of Arts degree in Political Economy.