This unit examines the theological foundations of Christian ethics from a Lutheran perspective. The unit also explores the application of moral theology to selected ethical issues. The various ethical issues that will be considered in the unit, include abortion, euthanasia, sexuality, marriage, economics and politics, environmental issues and war and violence.

Unit Code: DP3211L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Evaluate the theological foundations of Christian ethics from a Lutheran perspective


Examine and critique moral discourse from a Lutheran standpoint


Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the nature and complexity of ethical problems in today’s world


Critically apply biblical and theological insights to contemporary ethical issues

Unit sequence

At least 36 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology (CT) is desirable


Learner-centred approach, incorporating strategies such as lectures, group discussion and debate, reporting on weekly set readings, visual representation of ideas by students, personal reflection and brainstorming.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Portfolio 2000 words

2000 40.0

Essay 3000 words

3000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:10:59 +1100