Ethics, Animals, and Christian Theology
College: Regis College
Instructor 1: Berkman, John
Basic degree students enrol in RGT3655HS
Course Code: 
RGT6655HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

In the last forty years ethical issues aroundthe care and treatment of non-huma animals has steadily grown as a concern in theology. While for much of this time it was considered at best a "marginal" issue, it is now one of the major concerns in environmental ethics. This course will examine the major figures in the development of "animal theology" in Protestant and Catholic theology. It will also look back to Christian Scripture and classical figures in the Christian tradition, and raise questions as to whether, and if so to what extent, the development of "animal theology" is either a departure from Christian tradition and/or a development within it. Issues in the course will include issues such as intensive agriculture (factory farming), the genetic modificiation of animals, zoos, pet, vegetarianism and veganism, and a variety of other issues that arise from human interaction with or concern for the well-being of non-human animals.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2015
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
13:30
Schedule: 
Tue
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
42
Enrolment Notes: 
Max 42 (AD & BD) 
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: