JB371 Embodying Trinitarian Love

An important branch of philosophy concerns the actions and decisions of humans in relation to the good.  This unit is one of two core units that explore moral philosophy.     

The B.A. curriculum is intended to cultivate within students a coherent Christian worldview, a sense of vocation, spiritual formation, cultural appreciation, and community life.  PHL302 provides an opportunity for students to bring a Christian worldview to bear on interpreting and engaging modern Western culture.  

 

Toward this end, it is important for students to examine the definitions of culture offered by several contemporary Christian thinkers.  Next, it is crucial for them to critically investigate the main social and cultural themes of contemporary Western culture, including pluralism, relativism, individualism, and the hyper technological and politicized nature of modern life.  Finally, the task of engaging culture is assisted by an assessment of the way selected scholars propose that Christians can relate to modern Western culture faithfully and for the good.  This unit devotes a section to each of these areas of exploration and concludes with the opportunity for students to reflect and prepare for their own vocational future.

Lecturer: Ryan Messmore

PHL302 Interpreting and Engaging Culture

An important branch of philosophy concerns the actions and decisions of humans in relation to the good.  This unit is one of two core units that explore moral philosophy.     

The B.A. curriculum is intended to cultivate within students a coherent Christian worldview, a sense of vocation, spiritual formation, cultural appreciation, and community life.  PHL302 provides an opportunity for students to bring a Christian worldview to bear on interpreting and engaging modern Western culture.  

 

Toward this end, it is important for students to examine the definitions of culture offered by several contemporary Christian thinkers.  Next, it is crucial for them to critically investigate the main social and cultural themes of contemporary Western culture, including pluralism, relativism, individualism, and the hyper technological and politicized nature of modern life.  Finally, the task of engaging culture is assisted by an assessment of the way selected scholars propose that Christians can relate to modern Western culture faithfully and for the good.  This unit devotes a section to each of these areas of exploration and concludes with the opportunity for students to reflect and prepare for their own vocational future.

Lecturer: Ryan Messmore