Christian Ethics: Lessons from a 2,000-Year Tradition
Date: June 2011
Duration: 4 hours 51 minutes
Presented by the former president of the University of Notre Dame, this thought-provoking course will help you navigate fundamental ethical questions:
How can we fight terrorists without killing "the quality of mercy" in our own souls? What is torture? What ethical considerations should govern the use of force, even in the name of a good cause? Can there ever be such a thing as a "just" war?
Building on Jewish foundations, Christians today are the heirs of a 2,000-year-old tradition of wrestling with questions of right and wrong. By drawing on this rich ethical tradition, we can better understand vital contemporary issues while avoiding past mistakes. To help you address some of the great challenges of our day, Father Edward "Monk" Malloy (Ph. D. , Vanderbilt University) teaches you how to apply time-honored principles from the Christian tradition to the modern world.
In this 12-lecture audio course, he plumbs the depths of Christian thought and history. Under his guidance, you will explore traditions of pacifism and just-war theory while considering lessons from the Crusades and the Inquisition. Fr. Malloy's thought-provoking lectures will give you fresh insights into timeless ethical issues.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.