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Desmond points out that while Ovid tends to leave the ethical ambiguities of his stories open to the reader's judgment, Christian doctrine merges those ambiguities into moralizing interpretations provided by commentaries.
Is the volume about moral rhetoric or moralizing rhetoric?
It is also true, of course, that even noncoercive moralizing can be egregiously misguided.
Beaudoin, who wants to avoid a moralizing screed, acknowledges that young people need to establish their identity and that in a consumer culture purchasing is an important (but not adequate) way to do so.
The emblem was to be an occupation of leisure time, of carnival and the Saturnalia; it is the otium that followed negotium, and this understanding freed it for all kinds of ludic and subversive incursions upon the serious business of moralizing that has been the only side seen by too many scholars.
The lessons of the old traditional stories have been updated and provide valuable lessons to the listener without moralizing or preaching.
At the same time, what this might mean for young adults or for the church often lacks specificity, if not rigor, and is hostage to a certain moralizing that expresses a humid mixture of condescension, guilt, and envy by pastors and academic theologians vis-a-vis the way that people that we teach or to whom we minister really live.
Schlessinger is an Orthodox Jew much loved by the Religious Right for her hard-line right-wing views and intemperate moralizing.
Rather than moralizing about what we should or should not do -- based on some religious given--we might do better to begin with Loeb 's insight, hidden somewhere in the middle of the book, that the problems of our society ultimately hurt us all.
Although it has a puritanical edge, Luxury Fever is not a moralizing In fact, Frank's use of the word "luxury" suggests an indulgence he doesn't intend.
In the closing paragraph to his foreword, he asks: Are cigarette merchants "businessmen basically like any other, selling a product judged to be highly hazardous long after its usefulness to millions was well-established, and are now sorely abused by `health fascists' and moralizing busybodies, or are they moral lepers preying on the ignorant, the miserable, the emotionally vulnerable, and constitutionally susceptible?
Regardless of the politically predict, able frothing at the mouth and endless sanctimonious moralizing of the likes of Senator Jesse Helms and Representative Robert K.