1.6.4 sexual ethics sex and the law

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  • 1. Sexual Ethics – Sex and the Law and Pornography By the end of today’s lesson you will have: •Re-capped your knowledge so far on the nature of sexual ethics •Have reinforced your knowledge about marriage within Christianity and Islam • Have looked at sex within the law
  • 2. The Nature of Sex• Complete the ‘if this is the answer then what is the question’ sheet on ‘the nature of sex
  • 3. Marriage• Read through the ‘marriage’ sheet and underline 15 key words• Narrow these down to 8 key words
  • 4. Christianity and Marriage• ‘Marriage is a total troth communion which can be broken by any kind of prolonged infidelity’ – New Dictionary of Christian Ethics• ‘A man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh’ – Genesis 2:24• ‘Wives in the same way be submissive to your husband’ – 1 Peter 3:1
  • 5. Christianity and Divorce• ‘Therefore what God joined together, let us not separate’ – Matthew 19:6• ‘Anyone who divorces his wife, expect for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another, commits adultery’ – Matthew 19:9• ‘Divorce needs not be the inevitable for a Christian, they ought to seek forgiveness and reconciliation’ – Selwyn Hughes
  • 6. Christianity and Divorce• There is, for instance, a deep division on the interpretation of the indissolubility of marriage. There are those who say that ‘indissoluble’ means ‘ought not to be dissolved – ought not to never be dissolved’. There are others who take it to mean ‘can not be dissolved’ - Robinson
  • 7. Islam and Marriage• Polygamy is allowed but rarely practised in the UK• Hadith passages read• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDeIH95k z-8
  • 8. Islam and Divorce• Islam neither forbids nor condones divorce• Divorce can be mutual• Wives – on the grounds of grievances• Husbands – on the grounds of immorality• Iddah – waiting period• Custody – children given to men• Re-Marriage encourgaed
  • 9. Sex and the Law• Complete your ‘graphic organiser’ on sex and the law using your sheet to gather the information
  • 10. Key Word Cardsort• Match the key words with the definitions and complete your key words sheet