This course provides an introduction to Christian conceptions of conduct, character, and community, as well as contemporary disputes over their interpretation and application. What do Christian ideals imply for issues related to race, gender, religious pluralism, and secularism? How are Christian principles related to the ethos of liberal democracy and modern ideals of rights, equality, and autonomy? Readings and discussions will highlight a variety of contemporary perspectives and approaches to Christian ethics, and special emphasis will be given to moral and political concerns including race and racism; love, sexuality, and marriage; the environment; capitalism and consumption; abortion and euthanasia; and war and peace.
Faculty: Charles Lockwood
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Thurs, 3:00 - 5:45 p.m. ET