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Christian Ethics

AQF: 5/8, hybrid


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: 5/8
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Enrol by Start Date: Monday 13 December 2021
Lecture Week: Monday 17 – Friday 21 January 2022
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
End Date: Saturday 23 April 2022
Credit Points:
APE001i = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) 
PE001-512i = 12 credit points (1 unit) - UCMin, UCTh, DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh
PE001-812i = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS
Tuition Fees:
Audit = $405 on-campus*/$365 off-campus*
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,580 (Overseas student = $2,973)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,640 (Overseas student = $3,042)
For further details see Costs

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