Content

This unit will assess major theories of ethical action and ethical character in contemporary Christian contexts. Students will consider theories of Christian character, what it is to think and reason ethically, and how theories of Christian ethics are applied in current Christian ethical discourse. Selected controverted issues will be examined in the light of ethical theories studied.

Unit Code: DT3194B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Examine major ethical theories of action and Christian character;

2.

Assess the “Wesleyan quadrilateral” as a methodology for Christian ethics;

3.

Analyse debates around major themes in contemporary Christian ethics;

4.

Critically apply and evaluate theories of ethical action and method to contemporary ethical issues.

Unit sequence

15 Points in Field B or CT and 30 points in Field D

Pedagogy

Lectures, workshops

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Workshop

650 word workshop paper

650 13.0
Workshop

650 word workshop paper

650 13.0
Workshop

650 word workshop papers

650 14.0
Essay

3,000 word essay

3000 60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 13:04:38 +1000