Ethics of life in the context of the consumer society

Course Code: MED101 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Theology - Masters • Field of study: Intercultural and interreligious mediation
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Oliviu-Petru Botoi
Seminar tutor: Oliviu-Petru Botoi
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8

Course aims:

The ability to conduct independent theological research as well as to transfer theories, methods, and knowledge gained among Christian communities.
Ability to formulate, scientifically write, and publicly support arguments and theories in an academically appropriate manner.
The ability to identify problems and propose reasoned solutions to alleviate spiritual and social difficulties in the context of religious and cultural pluralities, and to establish valid options from the perspective of the doctrine and tradition of one's own Church.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1 The Foundations of Christian Bioethics
2 The ethics of life and the liturgical ethos
3 Ethics of conjugal life
4 Ethics of life and theological anthropology
5 Ethics of life and thresholds of life: birth, marriage, death
6 The greatness of being born
7 The ethics of the interval and the royal priesthood
8 Scholarly falsifications and exclusions of life
9 The sacramental dignity of life and of creation
10 Death as an Easter leap to Life

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, presentation.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course, master students will learn specific elements of life ethics; the historical evolution of the Church in a polarized cultural, political and social framework

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam 70% and implication in seminars debates 30%

Recommended reading:

Tristam Engelhardt jr, The foundations of Christian bioethics, Deisis , Sibiu , 2004 , -
Olivier Clement, The spiritual foundations of the future, Galaxia Gutenberg , Gutenberg , - , -
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