Doctorate of Philosophy – The Biblical Response to Abortion

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This course is designed for scholars who seek to integrate biblical wisdom into contemporary bioethical discussions, with a particular emphasis on the complex and sensitive topic of abortion. Graduates will be prepared to contribute thoughtfully and ethically to discussions surrounding the sanctity of life and bioethical considerations in various professional and academic settings.

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Degree Program: Doctorate of Philosophy in The Biblical Response to Abortion

Course Description:

This advanced Doctorate of Philosophy course delves into the intricate intersection of biblical theology and bioethics, with a particular focus on the biblical response to abortion. Engaging with contemporary issues and ethical dilemmas, this course explores the nuanced perspectives within Christian thought on abortion, addressing questions related to exceptions, pro-choice arguments, and the status of embryos.

Course Objectives:

  1. Biblical Foundations: Students will undertake an in-depth study of biblical perspectives on the sanctity of life, exploring relevant passages and theological principles that inform the Christian stance on the beginning and sanctity of human life.
  2. Abortion in Biblical Context: This course critically examines biblical responses to abortion, considering historical, cultural, and theological contexts. Students will explore diverse viewpoints within the biblical narrative and grapple with the complexities of applying ancient principles to modern bioethical debates.
  3. Exceptions for Abortion: The course will engage with the question of exceptions for abortion, considering scriptural references and theological reasoning. Students will critically evaluate various perspectives on when, if ever, abortion might be ethically justifiable according to biblical principles.
  4. Pro-Choice Arguments: A thorough examination of pro-choice arguments will be undertaken, analyzing the theological, ethical, and philosophical underpinnings. Students will engage in critical dialogue, evaluating these arguments in light of biblical principles and theological frameworks.
  5. Embryonic Ethics: The status of embryos in biblical thought will be explored, addressing questions related to personhood, the beginning of life, and the ethical implications of various reproductive technologies. Students will consider how biblical principles apply to contemporary advances in reproductive science.
  6. Ethical Decision-Making: The course will equip students with the tools to engage in ethical decision-making informed by biblical principles. Practical applications of ethical theories within the Christian worldview will be explored in the context of bioethical dilemmas.
  7. Research and Dissertation: As a culmination of the program, students will undertake a comprehensive research project and develop a doctoral dissertation focusing on a specific aspect of the biblical response to abortion or related bioethical issues.

This course is designed for scholars who seek to integrate biblical wisdom into contemporary bioethical discussions, with a particular emphasis on the complex and sensitive topic of abortion. Graduates will be prepared to contribute thoughtfully and ethically to discussions surrounding the sanctity of life and bioethical considerations in various professional and academic settings.

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