Sexual ethics

Sexual ethics    (Religion and Ethics 6)

  1. What is marriage?
  2. What are the ‘Goods of Marriage’?
  3. What does it mean to say that marriage is a sacrament or covenant?
  4. What is the traditional Christian view on premarital sex? Do you have a quote for this?
  5. How have social attitudes towards premarital sex and cohabitation changed?
  6. What are the main Christian views on cohabitation?
  7. How could you include the Archbishop of York – John Sentamu in an essay on this?
  8. What is meant by the term extramarital sex? What Biblical views are there on this?
  9. How would a Christian respond to adultery?
  10. What are the traditional Christian teachings on homosexuality? What quotes or stories do you have to illustrate these viewpoints?
  11. What are the RC teachings on homosexuality? What quotes do you have on this?
  12. How might a Liberal understanding of homosexuality differ?
  13. What does it mean to say the Church of England is a ‘Divided Church’ in relation to this issue?
  14. What is the view of the United Reformed Church?
  15. What is JS Mill’s Liberty Principle and how might it be applied to Sexual Ethics?
  16. What would Natural Law state about marriage?
  17. What would Kant say about marriage?
  18. What would a Utilitarian say about marriage?
  19. What would a Situation Ethicist say about marriage?
  20. What would Natural Law say about premarital sex?
  21. What would Kant say about premarital sex?
  22. What would a Utilitarian say about premarital sex?
  23. What would a Situation Ethicist say about premarital sex?
  24. What would Natural Law say about extramarital sex?
  25. What would Kant say about extramarital sex?
  26. What would a Utilitarian say about extramarital sex?
  27. What would a Situation Ethicist say about extramarital sex?
  28. What would Natural Law say about homosexuality?
  29. What would Kant say about homosexuality?
  30. What would a Utilitarian say about homosexuality?
  31. What would a Situation Ethicist say about homosexuality?
  32. For each ethical theory give one reason it is useful when discussing sexual ethics and one reason why it is not useful.
  33. Why might some argue that religion has a role in sexual ethics in the modern world?
  34. Why might some argue that it is no longer relevant?
  35. What arguments could you use to say that sex should be entirely private?
  36. What arguments could you use to say that sex has to be subject to societal norms and legislation (Law)?
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