Essentials of Christian Ethics

An introduction to Christian ethics.

About this Class

Christian ethics is that branch of philosophy that deals with issues of right and wrong, true and false, and the reasons why certain behavior is right or wrong.

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We begin with an introduction to the field of Ethics, and then discuss the contributions by Plato and Aristotle


The contributions of Augustine and Aquinas to the field of Ethics


Examination of Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Relativism, and Situation Ethics


Examination of Egoistic and Altruistic Hedonism


The upward spiral, and principles and rules

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Professor of Philosophy

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