PHI3013 - Philosophy and Christian Ethics

Course Description

A study of ethical principles and moral theory informed by Western Philosophy.  The course will be a treatment of several contemporary moral and ethical problems in light of philosophical, critical and biblical thinking.

Course Objectives

The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:

  1. State with clarity why a study of ethics is necessary and important for an effective lifestyle and ministry.
  2. Develop a working understanding of and comfort with the terms related to a study of ethics within a philosophical framework.
  3. Survey the historical and biblical development of philosophical and ethical thinking and application.
  4. Analyze the nature of truth and its source of authority as suggested in the approaches taken by science, philosophy, and religion.
  5. Appreciate the roles of the Christian Scriptures, the Holy Spirit, human conscience, and community environments in the formation of character.
  6. Identify and apply at least four models of decision-making to life and ministerial issues of ethics.
  7. Present a concise presentation of your assigned position for this week.

The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.