Theological Ethics

Theological Ethics

Taught by W. Ross Hastings

The Theological Ethics online course is an introduction to the field of theological ethics with a Trinitarian perspective that guides learners how to think in a gospel way about the moral formation of persons and communities, about ethical inquiry and action, and about the tone and content of engagement in the public square.

Course Details

  • 10 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 5.5 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Theological Ethics

12 Month Access
$199.99 USD

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Course Description

In the Theological Ethics course, theologian, pastor, and ethicist W. Ross Hastings guides the church to think deeply and theologically about the moral formation of persons in our communities, about ethical inquiry and action, and about the tone and content of our engagement in the public square. Lessons present a biblical perspective and a gospel-centered framework for thinking about complex contemporary issues in ways that are life-giving and that will lead students into greater flourishing as human persons in community.

Hastings’s framework for ethics is robustly theological and Trinitarian. Ethics isolated from the gospel and theology becomes bad news, but when it is informed by and empowered by participation in the triune God of grace, it is part of the good news of the gospel. The Theological Ethics course is for those who lead churches or ministries (or who someday will) and who urgently need deep theological grounding as they daily encounter ethical and moral issues where they need to provide a gracious, truthful, and gospel-directed response.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Insight into gospel-centered framework for approaching creation, conflict, sex, life in the public square, and other moral issues
  • How to keep a Trinitarian emphasis at the center of discussions of ethics
  • A deeper theological grounding into ethical and moral issues
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

W. Ross Hastings

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Queen's University, Kingston; Ph.D. in Theology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

W. Ross Hastings is Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Pastoral Theology at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. He is author of several books including Missional Church; Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God; and Echoes of Coinherence.

Course Outline

  • Introduction: The Church’s Integrity in Contemporary Context
  • Theological Ethics Are Theological
  • Theological Ethics Are Trinitarian
  • Theological Ethics Are Biblical
  • Theological Ethics Are Eschatological: Ethics of Creation
  • Theological Ethics Are Eschatological: Ethics of Reconciliation

  • Theological Ethics Are Evangelical
  • Theological Ethics Are Resurrectional
  • Theological Ethics Are Sexual
  • Theological Ethics Are Public
  • Conclusion



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