Morality: Love in Place of Law?

The 20th century's sexual revolution directly challenges Christianity's basic teachings against fornication and adultery. Some progressive church thinkers now advocate a "new morality" to take account of these facts of life. What they propose is an ethic based on love rather than law, in which the ultimate criterion for right and wrong is not divine command but the individual's subjective perception of what is good for himself and his neighbor in each given situation.

"We Are Delivered." More than 900 clergymen and students gathered last week at Harvard Divinity School to ponder the new morality and its significance for the...

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