Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
THEO 610 Special Topics in Moral Theology 3 sem. hrs.
This course focuses on the historical development and contemporary discussion of a specific moral issue of special concern (to be announced) for lay ecclesial leaders in the Church in the modern world. Possible topics to be examined from a Christian theological perspective include: biomedical ethics (e.g., reproductive technologies, genetic screening and manipulation, human experimentation, physician-assisted suicide, and allocation of medical resources); war and peace (e.g., pacifism, just-war tradition, crusades, terrorism, and conscientious objection); environmental ethics (e.g., stewardship, depletion and destruction of natural resources, extinction of species, environmental racism, human population growth and the environment, and earth-friendly churches and church-related buildings); and criminal justice (e.g., dealing with violence in society, crime and punishment, death penalty, policing, prisons, and restorative justice).
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