Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


What is the relationship between religious and ethical thought? This course introduces students to religious ethics as it has been dealt with by a number of thinkers from different traditions throughout history, 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.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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 in religious thought and practice;

4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.


The course addresses the complex interactions between religious and ethical thought.


This course replaces THEO1003. If you have successfully completed THEO1003 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Essay: Essay 1

Essay: Essay 2

Online Learning Activity: 4 x Online Discussion Board