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Love and Situation Ethics: 2

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Michael Rickner

on 8 October 2014

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Transcript of Love and Situation Ethics: 2

There are four types of Love

Eros: Sexual Love

Philia: Friendship Love

Storge: Family Love

Agape: Unconditional Love (Christian Love)
Agape is altruism – the ability to act selflessly. An act of which the end result generates nothing positive or meaningful for the act creator – only for the recipient of the act.

In other words – unlike eros, philia and storge – agape creates no personal gain for the person showing agape love.

Agape is non-preferential and non
Biblical Grounding for Situation Ethics:
Using the Bible please answer the following questions and tell me how the Bible verses help with understanding Situation Ethics
Deuteronomy 6: 4-6
Matthew 22:37-40
Romans: 13: 8-10
Galatians: 5:14
I Corinthians 13: 3-7
What are the Jewish links to Agape?
What is Jesus contribution to Agape?
Scholarly View on Love:

Using the quote I have given you - you will need to explain it to the class.


Please explain how the Biblical examples and scholarly ideas on love, you have looked at - have helped to create Fletcher's Situation Ethical mantra

''What is the most loving action I can perform in this situation.''
How do the Biblical examples you have looked at (left) go against the 10 commandments?
Using the top of page 93 -
''Why was the move from supranaturalist view of ethics to a situationalist/existential ethic not going to be popular with the Church.''
Please summarise Robinson's argument on why Situation Ethics could help with regards to a divorce situation more than absolute moral ideas.
PG 93 -
Situation Ethics in action
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