ERIC Number: EJ850339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Murder, He Wrote: Introducing Christian Ethics through One Question in the "Summa"
George, William P.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v11 n4 p222-229 Oct 2008
The topic of murder fascinates and haunts undergraduates just as it does our culture. But even as murder violently closes doors on a human life, as a topic of discussion it can also open minds, provoking, extending, and refining students' questions about the moral life, theologically and religiously understood. The aim of this essay is to explain how the brief treatment of murder found in Thomas Aquinas's "Summa Theologica" offers an extraordinary introduction to the entire field of Christian ethics. "Of Murder" (Aquinas 1920, II-II 64) may be suited to courses in theological, religious, or comparative ethics as well.
Descriptors: Christianity, Ethics, Death, Crime, College Students, Religious Education, Course Content, Philosophy
Wiley-Blackwell. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8598; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A