This course provides an overview study of Christian Ethics as a field. It explores the differences between Biblical ethics and Christian ethics, contrasts Western and African ethics, and examines a selection of ethical issues. The outcomes for this course are as follows:
- Define the differences between selected ethical theories.
- Explain the similarities and dissimilarities between African ethics and Western ethics.
- Identify ethical theories that are in conflict with the Bible in particular and Christian ethics in general.
- Appropriate morality (ethics) as defined in the Bible as a way of life both personally and publicly.
- Apply ethical principles to practical scenarios in a ministry and community context.
- Classify and summarize current ethical issues and think critically about existing practices and suggest ways of improving or rectifying the moral dilemma.
- Assess, interpret and write a research paper on a prescribed topic in Christian Ethics.
Attitudes and Values
- Appreciate the role of the Bible in formulating ethical theories.
- Welcome competing ethical views as an aid for contextualising and presenting your own view.
- Lecturer: Pelham Lessing