FTR-THMA150-6
Specialisation Theological Ethics
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-THMA150-6
Credits (ECTS)10
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Theologie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
prof. dr. C. Hübenthal
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Lecturer
prof. dr. C. Hübenthal
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. C. Hübenthal
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Academic year2020
Period
SEM2  (25/01/2021 to 29/08/2021)
Starting block
SEM2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • describe the historical development of Christian ethics and the current debates;
  • identify an ethical problem (from fundamental ethics or applied ethics), to describe its core features, and to systematically tackle it.
Content
A specialisation in theological ethics first involves that you improve your knowledge of the historical making of moral theology and theological ethics. This does not entail a simple iteration of well known positions just as Augustine’s, Thomas Aquinas’s or Luther’s ethics, rather it means a reconstruction of the intrinsic dynamics that led to the forming of theological ethics as we find it today. While analysing these positions you will encounter a range of systematic problems some of which will be dealt with in the second part of the course. Among these problems are: the relationship between God’s and human freedom, the particularity or universality of Christian ethics, the Proprium Christianum etc.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
You have acquaintance with theological ethics on an undergraduate level.
Test information

Specifics

Recommended materials
In consultation with teacher
Upon agreement between professor and student.

Instructional modes
Tutorial
Attendance MandatoryYes

General
Autonomous study of literature.

Tests
Paper
Test weight1
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock SEM2, Block SEM2