This course studies moral problems related to human life, their origins and development from the perspective of Christian life. Ethics of Death and Dying
For the Christian, death marks the point when “life is changed, not ended.” Such a perspective seeks to console those who approach death and counsels openness to it. At the same time, it affirms a continuity between life and death, even a certain priority of life over death. Decisions that facilitate death or delay death, whether one’s own or that of another, and other human behavior surrounding death and dying make up the matter for ethical reflection in this course. Analysis will be based on scripture, tradition, and selected contemporary texts.