This unit explores community, love and justice as key themes of Christian theology, ethics, Christian anthropology. It explores the sources of moral knowledge and consideration of the role of human experience, scripture, narrative, and worship as shaping Christian ethics. Themes explored include an introduction to moral conscience, virtue, character and discipleship. The unit offers an opportunity to integrate basic Christian theological, biblical and historical perspectives and to enter into critical discussion with ethical issues that face contemporary society.

Unit Code: CT3109T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Distinguish between the respective roles of human experience, Scripture, narrative, emotions and worship within contemporary Christian ethics


Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principal theories of Christian ethics


Apply Christian ethical methods to contemporary case studies


Appraise the strengths and weaknesses of each theory of ethics


Integrate Christian faith and contemporary ethics with specific examples

Unit sequence

CT1000T Christian Creeds (or equivalent) and one other level 2 CT or BS


6 fortnightly sessions online. Each session consists of the teacher's multi-media lessons augmented by the set texts, online forums and tasks


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay of 1,500 words

0 30.0

Essay of 2,500 words

0 60.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Tutorial reflection equivalent of 1,000 words

0 10.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 28 Jul, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-15 14:35:04 +1000