May 11, 2021  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2020-2021 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2020-2021

BIOE 6600 Foundations of Theological Ethics


3 semester hours

This course introduces students to the foundations of theological ethics. After a historical introduction dealing with different models of ethical thinking, the course looks at the following: biblical roots of Christian morality; the mediation of faith and moral reason, with special reference to the relation of philosophical and theological ethics; the debate on normative theories; and the integration of virtue ethics, fundamental moral option, and action theory. Applications to contemporary issues in the field of bioethics exemplify the meaning and function of different foundational frameworks and the relation between theory and practice in theological ethics.