Christian Ethics: A Biblical Theology of Morality

Details

Number of Lessons: 23Avg. Lesson Length: 43 MinutesTime Required: 33 Hours MinimumLevel: Advanced

Description

In a self-centered culture, how do we demonstrate a God-centered ethic? This course presents a biblical model for ethics in a postmodern world, examining the ethical theories of obligation and value from a philosophical perspective. The lectures survey various ethical systems, identify unstated assumptions in ethical theories, and evaluate those theories for legitimacy, relevancy, and cogency. The goal of the course is to provide learners with a Christian framework of values and ethics, leading them to make God-honoring decisions in a truth-relative world.

Professor

ProfessorJames M. Grier, ThD (1932-2013)
  • Grace Theological Seminary, ThD
  • Westminster Theological Seminary, ThM
  • Grace Theological Seminary, MDiv
  • Baptist Bible College, BTh

Objectives

  1. Understand the concepts and principles of ethical theories and how they cohere with their theoretical assumptions.
  2. Understand the concepts and principles of Christian ethics and their relationship to biblical revelation and our Weltanschauung.
  3. Apply the concepts and principles of ethical theories to contemporary problems.
  4. Evaluate ethical systems by both internal and external criteria.