TH 408: Foundations of Orthodox Christian Ethics

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Not Enrolled

When the course designation in a syllabus is different from the name of the course in LearnDash, then refer to the name in LearnDash as the accurate and up to date version. This course covers the issues involved in ethics from an Orthodox Christian perspective, establishing the theological foundations and relating them to philosophical and practical issues.  Evil and sin are discussed in terms of experience and therapy. Human moral capacity, natural moral law and related issues are covered in connection with the Scriptures and the Fathers. Ethical decision-making is related to the evangelical ethic and confirmation to the image and likeness of God.  This is an upper level course. Therefore, students should have some background in both theology and philosophy as a prerequisite.

Students are required to have an electronic journal that contains all of their notes for every content assignment in the course. There is a required minimum of one paragraph of notes per hour spent on a content assignment. The journal will be submitted in the Lesson Five Quiz when the course is completed.

Each week, students will perform a casual interview that relates to the content they are studying. A student can interview the same person as often as they want, and ideally, your interviewee is a person that is familiar with the current content you are studying. Students will submit a summary of their interviews at the end of the course.

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