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DT9194B Christian Ethics: Theories, Themes and Issues

  • Unit Code & NameDT9194B Christian Ethics: Theories, Themes and Issues
  • Cross CodeDP9194B
  • DescriptionThis unit will assess major theories of ethical action and ethical character in contemporary Christian contexts.

    Students will consider theories of Christian character, what it is to think and reason ethically, and how theories of Christian ethics are applied in current Christian ethical discourse. Selected controverted issues will be examined in the light of ethical theories studied.
  • FieldD - Theology: Mission and Ministry
  • DisciplineDT - Moral Theology
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester1, 2018
  • Delivery ModeIntensive
  • DateApril 30 - May 11 | 100 Maidstone St, Ringwood
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Critically assess major theories of ethical action and Christian character.
    2.Evaluate the "Wesleyan quadrilateral" as a methodology for Christian ethics.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the debates around major themes in contemporary Christian ethics.
    4. Critically apply ethical theories and method to argue positions on contemporary ethical issues.
    5. Develop a research paper that demonstrates an understanding of and a sustained capacity to engage with major ethical theories within the context of Christian ethics.