Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE MRT3300

 
TITLE Politics, Economics and Theology

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Moral Theology

 
DESCRIPTION Pre-requisite Study-unit

Introduction to theology or a relevant area of study.

Description

This unit tries to explore the ethical and theological dimensions of economics and politics and to consider the kind of action which faith and justice require, particularly from Christians, on the individual and collective levels, to promote appropriate attitudes and structures in the economic and political domains.
The study unit focuses on some of the major images used currently in the construction of the world of economics and politics in the course of the Christian tradition. Ethical issues relating to production and distribution, as well as the promotion of and distribution, as well as the promotion of the common good in a pluralistic society, the relation between law and ethics, Church and State, politics and spirituality will be discussed.

Reading List

- ALFORD J.H. - NAUGHTON M.J. Managing as if Faith Mattered: Christian Moral principles in the modern Organizations, Notre Dame/IN 2001
- RICH Arthur, Ethica economica,
- GUTIERREZ G., A Theology of Liberation, London 1974.
- HOLLENBACH D., The Common Good and Christian Ethics, Cambridge 2002

 
RULES/CONDITIONS In TAKING THIS UNIT YOU CANNOT TAKE MRT2310 AND TAKE MRT2320

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 50%
Assignment SEM2 Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Carlo Calleja
Raymond Zammit

 
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