This module will introduce you to the nature, methods, insights, and contested dynamics of contemporary theological ethics.
This module will help you to think and argue better, and improve your analytical skills. It will require you to contribute fully to complex discussions of issues - helping you to speak more confidently and cogently. Your most treasured assumptions, norms and values may be called into question as you engage with some of the most contentious and interesting issues of our time. Ethics is about dynamic discussion, disagreement and argument about the nature of reality and of God and moral norms. This means that this module will involve your full participation, both orally and in writing. You may not be a morally better person when you have finished it, but you should be more aware of the complexity of contemporary ethical debates and assumptions, and you should be better able to hold your own in a complex and sensitive ethically-related discussion.
Assessment: 1 essay of 3,000 words (end S1, 30%), plus seminar handout (end S2, 20%), plus one 90 minute seen exam (summer exam period, 50%)
Value: 20 credits