Content

This unit will explore Catholic and other Christian traditions on questions of war and peace, and their relevance for international relations and conflict resolution, especially in the context of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and religious fundamentalism. Attention will be given to the comparable just war tradition within Islam.

Unit Code: DT3014Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Show competence in reading texts and interpreting contexts of various theories within just war traditions

2.

Describe and evaluate interpretations of the just war tradition

3.

Present in written form how just war traditions attempt to resolve issues of violence and war

4.

Articulate how the churches and Christian thinking and action could promote peace-making, and constrain outbreaks of violence and war

5.

Propose how religious traditions might better sustain peacemaking and reconciliation among peoples.

6.

Illustrate the effectiveness of secular and/or religious moral traditions constraining violence in recent armed conflicts or wars.

Unit sequence

One unit in Moral Theology, DT1000Y, or equivalent.

Pedagogy

Lectures, class discussion, essay writing, use of online media.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

2000-word essay from a choice of topics

40.0
Essay

3,000-word essay from a choice of topics.

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 11:00:30 +1000