A New Dictionary of Christian Ethics by John Macquarrie, James F. Childress

By John Macquarrie, James F. Childress

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Furthermore, pardon usually applies to postconviction remission of punishment, but amnesty may be granted before or after conviction. Often amnesties play an important role in reconciliation after serious social conflicts, such as mass protests, rebellion, or civil war—for example, the amnesties in the USA during the Civil War and Reconstruction. , restoring the right to vote, to hold public office, and to be admitted to the professions) can close the books on a conflict for the sake of the community as a whole, as well as the individuals involved.

The atmosphere that is created by easy divorce facilities weakens the resistance of many men and women when temptation to be unfaithful to their marriage vows assails them, and this, together with the availability of contraceptives, has assisted the growth of adultery. See also Sexual Ethics. church HERBERT WADDAMS Advertising Advertising has become an essential part of modern market economies because business firms, having undertaken the investment necessary to produce a new product, must ensure that there is a market for it.

But, since the majority of nursing home patients are familyless, it is also important that the institutional staff function as a surrogate family, showing the kind of personal interest in pa- Aged, Care of the tients that might be found in the family. In addition, because the losses of old age can be so threatening, personal involvement is required in order to assist the infirm elder with the life tasks of the senior: accepting one's own worth, interpreting the significance of one's life, and coming to terms with frailty and mortality.

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