Situation Ethics

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Joseph Fletcher (Founder): Developed the theory of "Situation ethics" in response to "Christian Legalism" and "General Antimonianism" in the 1960s. 

1. Christian Legalism - A constant fixed set of rules which everyone should live by regardless of the situation. 

2. Situation Ethics - Someone enters a situation with principles but is ready to abandon them in the name of love. 

3. Antimonianism - No fixed rules or principles, everything is based on intuition and free decision making. 

Situation Ethics has one rule that all decisions must work towards, love. In all situations the end result must be "the most loving thing". Fletcher describes this as never being loving in


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