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Situation Ethics / Edition 2

Situation Ethics / Edition 2

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Igniting a firestorm of controversy upon its publication in 1966, Joseph Fletcher's Situation Ethics was 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664257613
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 07/01/1997
Series: Library of Theological Ethics Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Joseph Fletcher taught at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He was the author of many books, including Morals and Medicine and The Ethics of Genetic Control: Ending Reproductive Roulette.

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