This unit aims to build on the introductory unit in Moral Theology by exploring Church Teaching and Pastoral Response in relation to a range of issues currently discussed in social and political forums; for example issues relating to 'a Christian theology of the body', Communion for divorced and invalidly married couples, life and death, bioethics, justice and peace, environment, economics. Consideration will also be given to reflection on what is an appropriate role for the Church in public discourse.
Understand and explain the nature and purpose of Catholic Church teaching relating to contemporary moral issues
Critique 'secular' and 'church' stances taken on contemporary moral issues in the public forum
Engage in dialogue using Christian ethical methodology in current discussions on contemporary moral issues
Analyse and evaluate complex moral issues arising in particular case situations
Present a cogent and sustained argument for a position taken on a specified issue
Engage critically with a non-academic audience in presenting Church teaching on contemporary moral issues
One foundational unit in moral theology or its equivalent.
Input from lecturer (powerpoint / video) class participation through tutorial, discussion, debate, Q&A guest speakers student reading, research, tutorial presentation, essay
Tutorial Paper 3500 words plus Essay 3500 words
Essay 7000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-21 14:42:28 +1100