Care for the Earth: Ethics and the Environment

This course is an interdisciplinary basic introduction to environmental ethics from the perspective of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Various environmental ethics methods are explored, however, this course will focus on an inductive virtue ethics methodology. Through the study of themes found in biblical texts; Christian doctrinal sources; and Christian ethics sources and norms, we will expose a Catholic moral vision for sustainable living, and action on behalf of environmental justice. In particular, theological and ethics sources from the Franciscan school and Catholic Social Teaching on environmental responsibility will be studied.

  • Course Categories: Ethics
  • Science Topics: Earth Science & Environment
  • Syllabus: Care for the Earth
  • Tags:
    ethics, science and religion, environmental science, environmental ethics, catholic, orthodox, care for the earth

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