This course introduces students to questions about what it means to be a moral person in our contemporary world. Its purpose centers on a careful examination on what it means to be a Christian moral person and what Christian faith and tradition contribute to our understanding of a moral universe. Within a theological framework, the course explores how resources, especially Scriptures, can be used to assist in discerning Christian moral life today.
Students coming from various church groups or faith backgrounds gain knowledge and understanding that God intends the poepl of God to be a community of moral discourse, decision, and action questions, and as students take this course it is important for them to make ethics a primary theological concern in and for their future career.
This course encourages and challenges students to reconsider what they believe which has consequences for the way they live and the way they treat other people. This is done through a clear examination, discussion and application of Biblical and theological interpretation of morality and the current and future place of students within each community and what God requires of them.
This course is based on a Biblical interpretation of morality, social dimensions of biblical ethics and the social teachings of the bible as related to God’s ultimate purpose in the world.
A missionally driven context of this course finds it focus as it introduces the moral life in the light of the Christian understanding of the human person and of our human destiny of beatitude in Christ, life of a disciple, mission and the students' ability to apply it especially in their family, secular, and social commitments.
In a changing global environment, the course helps students discover what difference faith can make for morality especially when people today recognize that people of faith can still live and serve their God in a virtuous, honorable, and moral life.
This carefully constructed course is centered on students' need to understand contemporary socio-cultural diversity and complexity by using theological resources and building students’ intercultural competencies by integrating theories learned in class with experiential learning.
Since the course is concerned with the kind of people we ought to be and the kinds of actions we ought to perform or avoid, in a practical sense, students understand its task, as they draw upon every available source of understanding scripture, tradition, some relevant human sciences and human reason.
This course helps students appreciate the diversity and authenticity of Christian witness around the world and, through their capacity to understand and witness under their new-found self-awareness, meet the ethical and other needs in their communities as their obligations of love of God and neighbor as they pertain to the formation of individual and social character.