HD560 Practicing Christian Ethics

This course prepares students to practice Christian ethics in their own ministerial contexts. For this purpose, in the first section, this course helps students foster an ethical awareness of three major moral challenges of our society: (1) poverty, (2) violence, and (3) environmental degradation. After an initial introduction to these challenges, students will identity and articulate their own moral questions related to one of the three social issues. In the second section, students acquire understanding of four sources—Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience—and three methods—teleology, deontology, and virtue ethics—for Christian ethical reflection. In the last section, students will find and utilize relevant sources and methods for addressing the identified moral questions, which in turn formulates their own public Christian witness in society. This course meets the Ethics Distribution Requirement.

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