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[EL] PRAC/PSYC 753S

Clergy Ethics, Spring 2014

Sharon Thornton

This course will address the importance of clergy ethics for effective and faithful ministry in the church and society. Is there something unique about clergy ethics in relationship to other professional ethics? What are the sources for clergy norms and authority? We will address what it means to be “called” and to be a “professional.”  Issues of leadership, management, the public-private nature of pastoral identity, the importance of personal and professional boundaries, and the role that theology and polity play in ethical decisions are among the topics to be addressed.  Emerging issues and voices will be introduced. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602, or permission of the instructor. Limit: 15.

Syllabus

Spring - E-Learning


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Y
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.