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: CT9109T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Distinguish between the 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


Critically assess approaches to contemporary ethics in the light of present issues

Unit sequence

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


Web material, tutorial discussions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

essay of 2,000 words

0 30.0

essay of 3,000 words

0 50.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial reflection, equivalent of 1,000 words

0 20.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-11 10:32:58 +1100