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TMCE 7034 Critical Ethical Issues (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course considers critical contemporary issues from Catholic, interdenominational, interfaith, international, and cross-cultural perspectives. Attention will be given to the Wesleyan Quadrilateral (scripture, tradition, reason, and experience) and casuistry to ground a common approach in the examination and interrogation of the issues to be addressed. The principal ethical issues to be studied include: economic justice (access to health and human services), sexual ethics (just love, sexual identity, misogyny, pedophilia, and reproduction), respect life (abortion, euthanasia, hyper-incarceration and capital punishment), fanaticism and religious fundamentalism, environmental degradation and human ecology (natural disasters), and the toll of a perpetual state of war.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mary Jo Iozzio

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This is the introductory course in moral theology for all degree programs, except the M.Div.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17