THEOLOGICAL ETHICS

LECTURE TITLES

Week 1    

1.     Lecture 1  - Theological Ethics are just that: Theological
2.    Lecture 2 - Theological Ethics are Trinitarian
3.    Discussion of Course requirements: students sign up for a presentation date

 

Assigned Readings (pp. 52 + pp.19 + pp.22)  

  1. Hastings, W. Ross. Theological Ethics: The Moral Life of the Gospel in Contemporary Context (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2021), 1-52.

  2. Biggar, Nigel. “Barth’s Trinitarian Ethic,” in The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth, Ed. John Webster. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 212-227.

  3. Habets, Myk. “A Theotic Account of Ethics,” in Third Article Theology: A Pneumatological Dogmatics. Editor, Myk Habets. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2021. 395-417.
     

Week 2  

1.     Lecture 1 - Theological Ethics are Biblical
2.    Lecture 2 - Theological Ethics are Eschatological: ethics of creation
3.    Discussion – Class readings

 

Assigned Readings (pp.49 + pp.105)

  1. Hastings, Theological Ethics, 53-102. 

  2. Hays, Richard B. The Moral Vision of the New Testament. San Francisco: Harper, 1996, 207-312.


Week 3

1.     Lecture 1 - Theological Ethics are Eschatological: ethics of reconciliation
2.    Lecture 2 - Theological Ethics are Evangelical 
3.    Discussion – Class readings

Assigned Readings ( pp.38 + pp.23) 

  1. Hastings, Theological Ethics, 103-141.

  2. Alan Torrance, “On Deriving ‘Ought’ from ‘Is,’: Christology, Covenant and Koinonia” in Torrance, Alan J. and Michael Banner, Eds. The Doctrine of God and Theological Ethics. Edinburgh: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2006, 179-202. 
     

Week 4 

1.     Lecture 1 – Theological Ethics are Resurrection-al  
2.    Discussion – Class readings

Assigned Readings ( pp.23 +  pp.83)

  1. Hastings, Theological Ethics, 142-165.

  2. O’Donovan, Oliver. Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986, 11-30, 181-264. 
     

Week 5 

1.     Lecture – Theological Ethics are Sexual 
2.    Discussion – Class readings

Assigned Readings

  1. Hastings, Theological Ethics, 166-195.

  2. Hollinger, Dennis. The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009, 93-19811-246.
     

Week 6  

1.     Lecture – Theological Ethics are Public 
2.    Discussion – Class readings

Assigned Readings

Hastings, Theological Ethics, 196-229.
Mouw, Richard. Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 1992, 7-20, 31-56, 89-107.

 

The rest of the six weeks are for student presentations.