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THEO 7639 Happiness & Virtue (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines major approaches to the relation of contemporary Christian ethics to virtue and human flourishing. It begins with recent scientific studies of human well-being and then examines how they might be understood in relation to important recent writings in contemporary Christian ethics. Topics include the relation between virtue and well-being, sin and grace, temporal and eternal happiness, science and theological ethics. Key terms: Pleasure, happiness, contentment, fulfillment, well-being, flourishing, beatitude, delight, joy. Authors studied include S. Hauerwas, T. Jackson, P. Waddell, J. Porter, J. Keenan.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Stephen Pope

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Sep-15