These days, people want to know if Christianity is thinkable and liveable before considering its claims. And it’s usually ethical issues which are the number one stumbling block for non-believers, making it vitally important Christians understand what they believe is right and wrong, and why. Should we base our ethical decisions on duty, the consequences of our actions or on principles of virtue? This unit will explore these three models of ethical theory, and allow students to see that the Bible critiques and challenges our ethical assumptions on issues ranging from marriage and divorce, racism and sexism, sexuality, and wealth and money. It will equip students with an understanding of ethical theory, Biblical ethics and a framework for approaching modern day ethical issues so that they’re better able to engage with the world and live consistently within it.
Section A: Biblical Ethics
Section B: Philosophical Ethics
Section C: Ethical Issues
Candidates choose two of the following areas for study: