What is justice? Who has the authority to decide on what is just among competing interpretations? These questions have received numerous answers, from Plato through to the Catholic Social Teaching tradition and the variety of national legal justice systems. This unit will seek to make sense of these matters in conjunction with themes of retributive and restorative justice, local and global justice, and individual rights and social justice. Crucial engagements will take place with theological themes of grace, hospitality, mercy, and sacrifice.
Unit code: CT9341Y
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: Yarra Theological UnionShow when this unit is running
Evaluate major strands within political philosophy, political theology, moral theology, and the Catholic Social Teaching tradition
Demonstrate critical distinctions between various approaches to justice
Critically analyse the shifts in theorising about justice and the practice of justice
Critically appraise the theological and philosophical implications of the various theoretical and practical approaches to justice
Demonstrate the capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.
24 credit points in AP / CT / DT
Multi-modal blended asynchronous and synchronous lectures and tutorials
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 20 Jun, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-06-20 15:16:02 +1000