Students undertaking this unit will consider the question “What is the good life?” This question will be investigated through key Orthodox Christian theological foundations of the Trinity, the person of Christ, and Christian Anthropology, using the sources of Orthodox Christian ethics which include the Scriptures, Coptic liturgy, patristic writings and contemporary writers. Three models of ethical decision making; Deontological ethics, Utilitarianism, and Virtue ethics will be briefly covered with a close look at Virtue ethics and how this is understood in Orthodox praxis.
Identify and describe the sources of Orthodox Christian ethics.
Explain the key concepts of Orthodox Christian ethics.
Reflect and describe the ‘good life’ according to key concepts of Orthodox Christian ethics.
Identify the principles of Virtue ethics as found in Orthodox Christianity.
Discuss contemporary ethical issues in the light of key concepts of Orthodox Christian ethics.
Introductory Biblical unit Introductory Theology unit
Weekly lectures and class tutorials
Essay 1500 words
Essay 2500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 07:46:33 +1000