Graduate studies at Western
Teaching Philosophy 29 (4):299-306 (2006)
|Abstract||The argument presented here explores homosexuality within the context of applied Christian ethics. The argument works by asking students to grapple with and define the common characteristics of all eros relationships. Once the students analytically break down eros relationships, and wrestle with defining concepts such as “love,” “sex,” and “desires,” basic biblical moral precepts are applied. After this biblical application it can be shown that there is latitude enough in Christian morality to openly permit homosexuality that iscompatible with biblically stated ethical dictums. The argument is pedagogical in nature, and is a challenging, engaging, and accessible argument that avoids the educational pitfalls that entangle other arguments of this nature|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Noretta Koertge (ed.) (1981). The Nature and Causes of Homosexuality: A Philosophic and Scientific Inquiry. Haworth Press.
Eugene F. Rogers Jr (1999). Aquinas on Natural Law and the Virtues in Biblical Context: Homosexuality as a Test Case. Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (1):29 - 56.
Roger H. Crook (2006). An Introduction to Christian Ethics. Pearson Education.
Eric H. Reitan (1999). Homosexuality, Misogyny, and God's Plan. Faith and Philosophy 16 (2):213-232.
Carla Freccero (2006). Queer/Early/Modern. Duke University Press.
Raja Halwani, Gary Jaeger, James S. Stramel, Richard Nunan, William S. Wilkerson & Timothy F. Murphy (2008). What is Gay and Lesbian Philosophy? Metaphilosophy 39 (4-5):433-471.
George Drazenovich (2012). A Foucauldian Analysis of Homosexuality. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (3):259-275.
Donald E. Hall (2009). Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies. Routledge.
Susan P. Bratton (1992). Loving Nature: Eros or Agape? Environmental Ethics 14 (1):3-25.
John Addington Symonds (1983). Male Love: A Problem in Greek Ethics and Other Writings. Pagan Press.
Mark Simpson (ed.) (1996). Anti-Gay. Freedom Editions.
Andreas De Block & Pieter Adriaens (2004). Darwinizing Sexual Ambivalence: A New Evolutionary Hypothesis of Male Homosexuality. Philosophical Psychology 17 (1):59 – 76.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads22 ( #62,772 of 739,539 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #13,438 of 739,539 )
How can I increase my downloads?