HDS 2754

Christian Ethics and Modern Society

Mara Willard


This course provides an introduction to Christian ideals of conduct, character, and community, as well as modern disputes over their interpretations and applications. Readings will provide an introduction to ethical theory, with special emphasis on topics of sexuality and marriage, the environment, and the role of religion in public life. It will also ask how claims regarding Christian beliefs and conduct have been shaped by the challenges regarding sexism, racism, class exploitation, and religious pluralism/secularism. The course also questions how specific roles - including those of ministry, pastoral care, and policy making - relate to conflicts within and surrounding Christian communities and traditions. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1477


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Mon Wed 11am-12pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 117

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Theology
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None