07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews
Are religious traditions an impediment for free ethical judgement or the deepest foundation of ethical attitudes? This seminar will critically discuss the ethical implications of religious worldviews based on prominent philosophical and religious sources. In part one we will discuss philosophical texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Simone Weil and Robert Bresson s film Au hasard Balthazar . Central notions will include of power, grace, and sainthood. In part two, we will reflect on the relationship between suffering, guilt, forgiveness and ethical growth in classical Biblical sources such as the Joseph story (Genesis 37-50) and the book of Job.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, all too Human (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 2004), tr. Marion Faber, section 3, Religious Life
Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace (London, Routledge, 2002), tr. Emma Craufurd
Tony Pipolo, Robert Bresson: a Passion for Film (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010), ch.5
The Bible (New Revised Standard Version): Genesis 37-50; Job (especially chapters 1-7; 38-42).
Victor P. Hamilton, Handbook on the Pentateuch (Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2005), 121-132.
Deputy Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London
|1998-2001||Teacher of German and French, Bedales School, Petersfield|
|2001-2003||Teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies, King's College School, Wimbledon, London|
|since 2003||Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London|
|since 2008||Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion|
|since 2013||Deputy Head of Department of Philosophy of Religion, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London|
Lecturer, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
|Since 2012 Research Associate of the Department of Old Testament Studies, University of Pretoria|
|2012||Lecturer, Hekima College, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi|
|2013||Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley|
|since 2013||Lecturer, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome|