Degree Program - Moral Theology
 

3600-Q Foundations and Perspectives:


         A study of the relationship between theology and ethics; the Bible and ethics; consideration of a number of Christian ethical theories including natural law, the love ethic, situation ethics; some attention to the challenges posed to Christian ethics by alternative ethical theories such as humanism, relativism and utilitarianism.


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.


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.