E7100
Sources and Principles of Christian Ethics

This unit introduces theological reflection on the ethical aspects of Christian life and discipleship. It investigates the theological presuppositions; contemporary culture, secularity and Christian Ethics; the New Testament sources, and the historical development; the anthropological, ecclesial and theological bases of Christian ethics; human nature, freedom, responsibility and moral reasoning; conscience, conversion and moral development; the virtues, friendship and Christian discipleship; love, holiness and the Christian moral vocation; the application of Christian ethics to human society.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Ethics

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the sources of Christian ethics
  2. Explain the central concepts in Christian ethics
  3. Outline the key developments in Christian ethics
  4. Demonstrate a familiarity with the literature of Christian ethics
  5. Reflect on ethical issues in an integral way in the light of the various elements of Christian moral reasoning.
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