HDS 2397

Social Ethics Today

Gary J. Dorrien


This course examines the recent history of U.S. American social ethics as an academic discipline, a form of public discourse, and an ecumenical tradition. It begins with the eruption of liberation theologies in the late 1960s, explores the relationships between liberation ethics and previous theories and movements, examines conservative critiques of these traditions, and emphasizes recent work concerning economics, militarism, ecology, cultural difference, human rights, and racial and sexual justice.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Mon 2pm-4pm
Andover Hall Room 102

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None