Ethics

 

ETH6000 Church and Society

Professor

James Perkinson

Professor of Ethics and Systematic Theology

The foundational ethics course in the ETS curriculum. It will provide you with an analysis of the church in relationship to the world, including the following:

• Biblical-theological perspectives on community and mission

• Critical historical topologies of the relationship between Christ and culture and models of the church

• An in-depth focus on the issues of the church in contemporary North America in relationship to issues of economic justice, racism, patriarchy and the environment.

Throughout the course the problem and possibility of ecclesial “integrity” will be continuously questioned: how to “become” the church on a journey of transformation that is simultaneously contemplative, communal and accountable to broader social struggles. Each of these levels of concern serves as tests for the other. You will also examine the local church as a community of faithful witness and merciful work as it strives to nurture worship and wisdom and sagacity in dealing with personal weaknesses and interpersonal conflict.

Ethics  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

ETH6100 Theoretical Foundations of Christian Ethics

Professor

James Perkinson

Professor 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.

Ethics  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

ETH7002 Human Sexuality and Ethics

Professor

Olaf Lidums

Associate Professor of Urban and Ecological Studies

Ethics  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ecumenical Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools​ in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA, MA in Pastoral Ministry, DMin.

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