Degree Program - Moral Theology

3600-Q Foundations and Perspectives: An Examination of the basis, scope and dynamics of Christian ethics that includes such theological and philosophical topics as Scripture, natural moral law, conscience, reason, freedom, responsibility, obedience and discipleship.  It addresses the interplay between individuals, communities of faith and thie social contexts.  The course format includes some lectures, seminars, presentations and pastoral applications.

3602-Q - Ethics and the Contemporary Church:  A study of the ethical issues facing the church today such as our history and identity; our national and international bodies; and the realities of local ministry.

3605-Q Principles of Theological Ethics:  This course includes a survey of Western ethical thought, and introduces students to a framework for engagin in ethical discussion and decision-making. This framework considers various kinds of norms and standards, sources of authority, the role of character formation, and the effect of worldview and convictions, along with an analysis of situations and the larger cultural context. Students will be expected to use the framework to work through various personal and pastoral issues.

3630-Q Social Ethics after Christendom:  This course examines the role of the Church in shaping moral character and providing moral leadership within the North American context, where the relationship between Church and society has changed significantly over the past several decades.

3640-Q Contemporary Issues in Public Theology:  Public theology seeks to relate a Christian understanding of the Kingdom of God to social conditions in the societies in which Christians live. This course will examine critically the biblical and theological foundations for liberal societies' historic emphasis on freedom & respect, tolerance and human rights, along with the accelerating effects of globalization. Specific attention will be given to issues in areas of medical ethics, justice systems, equality & inequality, exclusion & inclusion, and various kinds of political interaction both global and local.

3645-Q  Faiths and the Common Good:  A cross-cultural exploration of the notion of the Common Good, this course will draw on the perspectives of a variety of religious traditions.  The role faiths play in the pursuite of the common good will be the focus through dialogue with various faith leaders, readings, seminars and scriptural reasoning.

3690-Q Directed Study and Research:  The student selects a topic in the field of Moral Theology and pursues a course of reading and research in consultation with an instructor.

3692-Q Directed Study and Research:  The student selects a topic in the field of Moral Theology and pursues a course of reading and research in consultation with an instructor.