Theoretical Foundations of Christian Ethics - ETH6100

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Professor

James PerkinsonProfessor of Ethics and Systematic Theology

You will explore the meaning of ethics, the principle sources of ethical wisdom and various systematic approaches dealing with ethical dilemmas. The role of the Bible, tradition, reason and experience will be reflected on as sources of ethical truth. The strengths and limitations of natural law, situation ethics, proportionalist/personalist, as well as virtue, narrative and communitarian approaches to ethical reasoning are discussed. The impact of the liberation movements (Hispanic, Afro-American, Feminist/Womanist) upon ethics will be considered, as well as the proposals regarding the formulation of a Global Ethic.