1.6.4 sexual ethics sex and the law

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1.6.4 sexual ethics sex and the law

  1. 1. Sexual Ethics – Sex and the Law 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. 2. The Nature of Sex• Complete the ‘if this is the answer then what is the question’ sheet on ‘the nature of sex
  3. 3. Marriage• Read through the ‘marriage’ sheet and underline 15 key words• Narrow these down to 8 key words
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Sex and the Law• Complete your ‘graphic organiser’ on sex and the law using your sheet to gather the information
  10. 10. Key Word Cardsort• Match the key words with the definitions and complete your key words sheet
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