29th January 2019

Course Level

level 7

Christian people frequently ask: What should be done?

This module offers an introductory treatment of Christian Ethics. It does not assume prior knowledge in this field of study. The course brings together theory and practice. It outlines a number of traditional approaches to difficult issues and considers how these might be applied in ethical decision making.

A number of the sources for ethical decision making are evaluated such as:

  • human reason
  • Bible
  • tradition
  • conscience
  • experience
  • law

You will explore a range of contemporary ethical issues including abortion, divorce and remarriage, ecology, economics, assisted suicide, technology and privacy, just war theory and peacemaking, and human sexuality.

Throughout the course you will be challenged to consider your own ethical standpoints and commitments and to develop sympathy for contrary positions.