THCT308 - Contemporary Issues in Moral Theology
Prerequisites: THBS100 Introduction to the Bible, THCT100 What Christians Believe, THCT216 Introduction to Moral Theology OR THCP218 Introduction to Moral Theology
Incompatible: THCP300 Contemporary Issues in Theological Ethics and THCP303 Contemporary Issues in Moral Theology
Teaching Organisation: This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
This unit explores the relationship between moral theology, and personal and community responsibilities. It investigates the ethical and theological resources available to assist the Church’s social witness with respect to contemporary social, economic, cultural, biomedical and environmental issues. A variety of perspectives and modes of moral reasoning are considered in order to facilitate a critical theological-ethical reflection on a selection of specific contemporary questions and concerns.