What is Christian Ethics?
Christian ethics is defined as the study of the way of life set forth by Jesus Christ and applied to daily life and society.
The author, Dr. Harkness, was educated at Cornell University, Boston University School of Theology, studied at Harvard & Yale theological seminaries and at Union Theological Seminary of New York. She has taught at Elmira College, Mount Holyoke, and for twelve years held a position as the Professor of Applied Theology at Garrett Biblical Institute. She then became the Professor of Applied Theology at the Pacific School of Religion, in Berkeley, California.
Throughout the course content, Dr. Harkness applies her thesis of Christian ethical principles to the major issues of contemporary life. Dealing first with the biblical foundations of Christian ethics, followed by their application to specific contemporary problems, and including self and society, marriage, economic life, race, the state, war, peace and others.
20 lesson topics in this course include:
- The Covenant, the Law, and the Prophets
- The Ethics of Jesus
- Ethical Perspectives of the Early Church
- God, Sin, and Christian Character
- Duties to Self and Society
- The Ethics of Economic Life
- Christianity and the Race Problem
- The Christian Conscience and the State
- War, Peace, and International Order
- Christian Ethics and Culture
Upon successful completion of the course which includes the submission and review of a Final Essay, your Seminary Credits will be applied and certificate will be awarded.