Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Is God ethical? What is the relationship between religious and ethical thought? This course introduces students to religious ethics with particular attention to western enlightenment and contemporary post-enlightenment concerns. The course will explore a variety of approaches to perennial ethical issues such as suffering, death, the problem of evil or theodicy, the interactions between secular and theological reasoning, and political and social justice.
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the complex relationship between religious and ethical thought in the western tradition
2. Engage critically with the ethical reasoning of different religious thinkers
3. Formulate responses to perennial ethical issues
4. Demonstrate advanced writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to theology and religious studies.
|Content||The course addresses the complex interactions between religious and ethical thought.|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||20 units RELI or THEO courses at 1000 or 2000 level|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|