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Christian Utilitarianism

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by boyde, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. boyde

    boyde New commenter

    I have found this noted on some CCEA A Level Ethics mark schemes. Can anyone explain this. My understanding was that Christianity and Utilitarianism was incompatible - have I missed something? Any advice would be appreciated
     
  2. mkl

    mkl New commenter

    They may be referring to Situation Ethics - it is sometimes labelled that way.
     
  3. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Lead commenter

    There is (or was) such a thing as Christian Utilitarianism.

    See pages 60 to 66 of Geoffrey Scarre's book Utilitarianism.

    Additionally, see the references to 'Anglican Utilitarianism' in Colin Heydt's contribution to Ben Egglestone's The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism.
     

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