This course pursues major themes in the area of exigencies of Christian life from the perspective of effective educational principles. Popular Morality in Films
The influence of films on morality is unquantifiable. Films are not merely modes of entertainment; these are critical sources and channels of moral formation and information. Through films moral values are shaped, ethical perspectives are presented and different forms of knowledge are shared. Audiences can have profound engagement with the basic questions about human nature and society, refining one’s orientation toward morality. Morality drawn from film narratives, however, acquire a particular form of popularity which needs to be evaluated from the Church’s moral tradition. The seminar intends to provide the students with methods of moral analysis in the context of different film narratives, how moral principles function as references for moral evaluation, and how Christian ethics could provide a holistic view of evaluating strands of morality in films.