9780664257613

Situation Ethics: The New Morality

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  • ISBN13:

    9780664257613

  • ISBN10:

    0664257615

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-07-01
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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Summary

Igniting a firestorm of controversy upon its publication in 1966, Joseph Fletcher'sSituation Ethicswas hailed by many as a much-needed reformation of morality--and as an invitation to anarchy by others. Proposing an ethic of loving concern, Fletcher suggests that certain acts--such as lying, premarital sex, adultery, or even murder--might be morally right, depending on the circumstances. Hotly debated on television, in magazines and newspapers, in churches, and in the classroom, Fletcher's provocative thesis remains a powerful force in contemporary discussions of morality.The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

Table of Contents

General Editors' Introduction vii
Introduction 1(10)
James F. Childress
SITUATION ETHICS 11(158)
Foreword 11(6)
I. Three Approaches
17(23)
II. Some Presuppositions
40(17)
III. Love Only Is Always Good
57(12)
IV. Love Is the Only Norm
69(18)
V. Love and Justice Are the Same
87(16)
VI. Love Is Not Liking
103(17)
VII. Love Justifies Its Means
120(14)
VIII. Love Decides There and Then
134(12)
IX. Postscriptum: Why?
146(14)
X. An Appendix: Two Other Corruptions and Four Cases
160(9)
Index 169

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