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Christian Ethics

AQF: 5/7 hybrid

Christian Ethics


What does it mean to live a life worthy of the gospel? How can we properly discern what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ in our post-Christian world? How are we to apply our understanding of God’s will to the complex ethical questions facing Christians today?

The aim of this unit is to engage with Scripture in order to develop a coherent ethical framework for thinking and acting, living and loving as faithful disciples of Christ in the 21st century. Our approach will be biblical, systematic and practical.

We will survey the Bible’s ethical teaching and evaluate the major ethical theories. We will also see how the Bible’s teaching applies to a range of issues, e.g. divorce and remarriage, homosexuality and transgenderism, abortion and euthanasia. Throughout we will wrestle with how to engage in productive ethical conversations with both Christians and non-Christians alike.

Lecturer: Rev Rob Smith
AQF level: 5/7
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Enrol by Start Date: Saturday 19 December 2020
Lecture Week: Monday 18 – Friday 22 January 2021
End Date: Saturday 17 April 2021
Credit Points and Costs:
APE001i = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $390 on-campus*/$351 off-campus*
PE001-512i = 12cp (1 unit) - UCMin, UCTh, DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2520
PE001-712i = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2520

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