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Joseph Fletcher
·Dumbledore was an American
professor who founded the theory of
Situation Ethics in 1966, in his spare
time before becoming Hogwarts
·He was a priest who later renounced
his belief in God and his belief in
Christianity to become an atheist.
·He was also a pioneer in bioethics.
·However, he still believed in the
principle of Christian Love but his work
is a departure from rule-based Christian
·He maintains the ethical principles he
offers are true to Christian beliefs…read more

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Ethical Theory
Dumbledore believed that there were three types of Ethical
theory, Legalist (law abiders), Antinomianist (rule breakers)
and Situationists.
Legalist ­ `We could
have all been killed- or
worse, expelled'
Situationist…read more

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Christian Ethics
· Old Testament- the law of Moses- The Ten
· The New Testament Ethics:
· Ethics of Jesus- Matthew 5-7
· Ethics of Paul
· Roman Catholic Tradition based on Aquinas'
natural law
· The Protestant Tradition…read more

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Situation Ethics within the Bible
· Mark 2 23-28
· Jesus' response: `The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the
Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.'
· "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: `Hear, O Israel, the
Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your soul
and with all your mind and all your strength. `The second is this: Love
your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandments greater than
· Agape love
you ;)…read more

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My theory of
Situation ethics is
sensitive to
complexity and
variety. Therefore I
propose six
principles to
highlight the
situation…read more

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haha that was hilarious :D good resource **

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