Christian Ethics

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  • Christian Ethics
    • Jesus
      • Sermon on the Mount
        • 'Blessed are the peacemakers'
        • 'Blessed are the meak'
        • 'Be perfect, as your heavenly father is perfect'
      • The Great Commandments
        • Love thy neighbour
        • Love God
        • The most important rules to follow
        • Simple and easy to follow
        • Relevent in any culture or society
        • Doesnt give you staight foreward answers
      • Only have reported speak- dont know what Jesus acturaly said
      • Aim to lead life as Jesus would
      • Flexible as no specific rules
      • Emphasis on the motivation of actions
      • Reallistic- you dont always have to be perfect and always do the right thing, but be a good person
      • Defender of the weak, innocent, ill, those shunned by society
    • The Bible
      • Old testament
        • Absolute and rule based
        • Is it the literal words of God or the inspired words of God?
          • If literal then the Bible is very absolute and authority is increased
          • If inspired it is more a source of guidance and  makes Bible more relative to the cultures of the time it was written
      • New testament
        • Strong emphasis on love and forgiveness
        • All about Jesus
      • Difficult to apply biblical teachings to todays society
      • Spiritual guidance
      • Contradictions between old and new testiment
      • Open to  various forms of interpritation
      • Doesn't give straight forward answers to dilemmas
      • Leads us along the right path towards decisions, makes us think
    • Natural Law
      • Underpinning of the Catholic Church
      • Look at  http://getrevising.co.uk/diagrams/natural_law_4
    • The Decalogue
      • The 10 commandments
      • Impossible to keep to all of them
      • Still applicable in todays society
    • Divine Command Theory
      • Morality is dependant on God, must follow a set of God given rules
        • Very straight forward to follow
        • Some rules are considered dated and not applicable in todays society
        • Difficult to always follow all the rules
      • Things are morally good or bad, morally obligatory, permissible or prohibited, solely because of Gods will and commands
      • Euthyphro Dilemma
        • Is something good becasue God commands it?
        • Does god command it because it is good?
    • Church
      • Source of guidance and help
      • Variety of different chruchs
    • Conscience
      • Ultimate guide for moral decision making
      • Representitive of the Holy Spirt
    • Situation Ethics
      • 4 working principles
        • Positivism
          • You need to want to do good
        • Relativism
          • Absolute rules dont always apply
            • Flexible and dependant on situation
            • Accnoligues the existance of laws and their benifits to society but willing to but them aside if it brings a more loving out come
            • Society needs rules
        • Personalism
          • Puts people first
        • Pragatism
          • An action has to be practical
      • 6 Fundamental Principles
        • Love and justice are the same
        • Love is not liking
          • Treat everyone as equals and fairly
            • How do you  distinguish between two people?
        • Love justifies the means
          • The end justifys the means
        • Love is the only rule
        • Love decides then and there
          • Relative to the situaation, you cant always make decisions in advance
        • Love is the only intrinsically good thing
      • Agape - doing the most loving thing
        • 'Love thy neighbours'
        • Values love over everything else
          • Is love always enough?
        • Looks for most loving outcome
          • You cant predict the future
        • How do you define love as it is subjective emotion?
        • Used to justify any action
      • Teleological
      • Fletcher  came up with it
      • Not everyone is capable of ethe situation in this way eg mentally ill, and children
  • New testament
    • Strong emphasis on love and forgiveness
    • All about Jesus
  • The Great Commandments
    • Love thy neighbour
    • Love God
    • The most important rules to follow
    • Simple and easy to follow
    • Relevent in any culture or society
    • Doesnt give you staight foreward answers
  • Situation Ethics
    • 4 working principles
      • Positivism
        • You need to want to do good
      • Relativism
        • Absolute rules dont always apply
          • Flexible and dependant on situation
          • Accnoligues the existance of laws and their benifits to society but willing to but them aside if it brings a more loving out come
          • Society needs rules
      • Personalism
        • Puts people first
      • Pragatism
        • An action has to be practical
    • 6 Fundamental Principles
      • Love and justice are the same
      • Love is not liking
        • Treat everyone as equals and fairly
          • How do you  distinguish between two people?
      • Love justifies the means
        • The end justifys the means
      • Love is the only rule
      • Love decides then and there
        • Relative to the situaation, you cant always make decisions in advance
      • Love is the only intrinsically good thing
    • Agape - doing the most loving thing
      • 'Love thy neighbours'
      • Values love over everything else
        • Is love always enough?
      • Looks for most loving outcome
        • You cant predict the future
      • How do you define love as it is subjective emotion?
      • Used to justify any action
    • Teleological
    • Fletcher  came up with it
    • Not everyone is capable of ethe situation in this way eg mentally ill, and children

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