Content

In this unit students will explore Christian ethics as a way to understand and critically engage with the world and humankind in the light of the creedal affirmations of the Christian faith. Students will explore the way Christian convictions shape engagement with particular ethics issues facing society and our world, while also discussing weakness and confusions within some popular Christian approaches.

Students will focus on particular current social and ethical issues and will explore these at depth from a chosen approach to Christian ethics or moral theology from among: • Ecclesial Ethics • The Anglican Moral Tradition • Feminist Ethics • Liberation Ethics • Catholic Moral Tradition

Unit Code: DT9100T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline the principal approaches within Christian ethics

2.

Describe the contribution of key Christian ethicists/moral theologians across the traditions

3.

Appraise the strengths and weaknesses of particular Christian ethicists or moral theologians

4.

Compare and contrast particular approaches in Christian ethics/moral theology

5.

Evaluate and construct appropriate Christian responses to contemporary ethical issues of our time

Unit sequence

CT8100T Creeds (or equivalent) and one other CT or Field B unit

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, class discussion

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

2 Reports (equiv. 1,500 words)

20.0

Essay of 2,500 words

30.0

Essay of 3,000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 8 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-22 11:08:37 +1100