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CE 603, CRN 122
Ethical Challenges and Laudato Si'
 
Fall Semester 2017
 

This course will examine some of the major ethical challenges in our society from the perspective of Catholic social teaching (CST) and the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition.

 

More specifically, the course will be focused on the encyclical Laudato Si’, trying to identify its Franciscan roots and its proposal for an integral ecology that encompasses all aspects of personal and social life

 
 
- Syllabus (PDF) (PPS)
- This course will be activated at your Blackboard (link)
- Course Schedule map (Fall 2017)
 
 
Course Outline & Schedule
 

September 11:

(lesson online: this week I will be lecturing in Colombia/Perú)
 
1. Course overview: Syllabus, course description and requirements
2. The Spirit of Assisi: Dialogue to face the current ethical challenges.
 
 “The Spirit of Assisi: the contribution by religions to peaceful coexistence in society:
- See this video: https://youtu.be/xZqGVLDiKYc  (50 minutes)
- Text with footnotes (see)
- Powerpoint presentation (see)
 
Read:
- LS n. 163-201 (Lines of approach and action: dialogue)
- MCN  120-121, 158-167
- John Paul II, “Pace con Dio creatore, pace con tutto il creato”, XXIII Giornata Mondiale della Pace 1990
- Benedict XVI, “Message to Bishop Domenico Sorrentino on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the interreligious meeting of prayer for peace”, 2-09-2006, in AAS 98 (2006) 749-754.
 
 
September 18
 
1. Clarification of concepts: ethics, morals, CST and Moral Theology, Vatican II orientations, CST major docs, etc.
2. Christian anthropology vs other ways of seeing the human being (part 1)
 
Read:
- CSDC n. 60-86.
- Second Vatican Council: GS 10, 22, 45; OT 16
- Catechism (CCC): 50-114, 131-133, 1691-1748, 2052-2063, 2083-2087, 2090-2093
 
Other possible readings (optional):
- Osborne Kenan B., “A Scotistic foundation for Christian spirituality”, in Franciscan Studies 64 (2006) 363-405.
- Encyclical Rerum Novarum (On the condition of labor)
- Shannon, Thomas A., Rerum novarum, (MCST 127 – 150

 

 
September 25:  
 
1. Christian anthropology vs other ways of seeing the human being (part 2)
2. Ecology and environmental ethics
 
Read:
- LS n. 1-16
- MCN  8-21
- CSDC 451-460 (Safeguarding the environment)
-  “Criteria for a Christian ethic of sustainability”, in CBC_Germany, Climate Change: A Focal Point of Global, Intergenerational and Ecological Justice, 2nd ed., 2007, pages 32-40.
- USCCB, Quotes from Church teaching on ecology; Pastoral Aids
 
Other readings (optional):
- Bacon, Francis, The Great Instauration of Human Control in the Universe
- Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes (The Church in the Modern World)
- Hollenbach, David, Gaudium et Spes (MCST  266 – 291).
 
 
October 2:
 
1. CST guiding principles: Human dignity and the Common good
2. The problem of sustainability
 
 
Read:
- LS n. 17-61 (What is happening to our common home) MCN  p. 21-30
- “Antropogenic climate change”, in CBC_Germany, Climate Change: A Focal Point of Global, Intergenerational and Ecological Justice, 2nd ed., 2007, pages 11-31
 
Other readings (optional):
- CBC_New_Zealand, “Statement on environmental issues”, Sep 1, 2006
- CBC_Australia, “A new Earth”, 2002.
 
 
October 9
 
1. A self-sufficient freedom
2. Human rights as an ethical peace project
 
 
Read:
- LS n. 101-114 (Technology & technocratic paradigm)
- MCN  30-39.
- CSDC 461-465 (The crisis in the relationship between man and the environment)
- USCCB, Global climate change 2016 (Global climate change, 2001; Letter to Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State feb 17, 2017)
 
Other readings (optional):
- CBC_Southern African, On the Environmental Crisis, Sept 5, 1999.
- CBC_Philippines, What is happening to our beautiful land, Jan. 29, 1988.
- Encyclical Pacem in terris, (Peace on Earth)
- Christiansen, Drew, Pacem in terris (MCST 217-243).
 
 
October 16 (reading week)
 
 
October 23:
 
1. Freedom in St. Francis and the Franciscan Tradition
2. Peace: How to be builders of peace; war, violence, death penalty: a moral assessment
 
Read:
- LS n. 63-100 (the Gospel of creation)
- MCN  116, 122-137
- CoC 19-64 ( Creation and Incarnation)
 
Other readings (optional):
- Edwards, Denis, “Ecological theology: Trinitarian perspectives”, in Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) proceedings 72 (2017) 14-28.
- Encyclical Pacem in terris, (Peace on Earth)
- Christiansen, Drew, Pacem in terris (MCST 217-243).
 
 
October 30:
 
1. Gratuitousness excluded or ignored
2. War, “Just war”, Death penalty
 
Read:
- LS n. 115-136 (Modern anthropocentrism)
- MCN  40-46.
- King, Nicholas, «Laudato Si’. A Biblical angle», in The Way 54/4 (2015) 23-31.
- Damonte, Marco, “God, the Bible and the environment. An historical excursus on the relationship between Christian religion and ecology, in Relations 5.1 (2017) 27-45.
 
Other readings (optional):
- USCCB, “LS discussion guide”; LS on page summary; Briefing.
 
 
November 6:
 
1. The logic of gift in St. Francis and the Franciscan Tradition
2. Social justice
 
Read:
- MCN  116-118, 138-145.
- Doyle, Eric, “Ecology and the Canticle of Brother Sun”, in New Blackfriars 55/652 (1974) 392-402.
- Speelman, Willem M., “A song in the dark. Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of Brother Sun”, in Perichoresis 14/2 (2016) 53-66.
 
Other readings (optional):
- CBC_Canada. “You Love All that Exists… All Things are Yours, God, Lover of Life”, October 4, 2013.
- Scott, Margaret, “Greening the vows. Laudato Si’ and religious life”, in The Way 54/4 (2015) 83-93.
- Brancatelli, Robert, “Laudato Si’ and a spirituality of resiliency”, in Journal of Management for Global Sustainability (2016) 1-14.
- Encyclical Populorum progressio (On the development of Peoples)
- Deck, Allan F. Populorum progressio (MCST  292-314).
 
 
November 13:
 
1. Instrumental relationships
2. Dignity of work and workers
 
Read
- LS n. 137-155 (Integral ecology)
- MCN  46-51
- Chryssavgis, John, “Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ A personal response, an ecumenical reflection” in Phronema 32/2 (2016) 17-21.
 
Other readings (optional):
- Edwards, Denis, “Earth as God’s creation. The theology of the natural world in Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’”, in Phronema 31/2 (2016) 1-16.
- Encyclical Laborem exercens (On human work)
- Lamoureux, Patricia A., Laborem exercens (MCST 389 – 414)
 
 
November 20:
 
1. Fraternity in St. Francis and the Franciscan tradition
2. Private property
 
Read:
- MCN  119-120, 146-158.
- CoC 65-108 (Creation as family)
 
Other readings (optional):
- Bals, Christoph, A successful provocation for a pluralistic global society, Bonn 2016, p. 43-59 (Paradigm shift from rulers of the environment to partaking universal fraternity)
- Encyclical  Centesimus annus, (The hundredth year)
Finn, Daniel (MCST  436-466).
 
 
November 27:
 
1. Total good instead of common good
2. Faith & Politics: The role of religion in the public realm
 
Read:
- LS n. 156-162
- MCN  51-58
- CSDC 466- 485 (The environment, a collective good)
- Delio, Ilia, “Evangelical life today living in the ecological Christ”, in Franciscan Studies 64 (2006) 475-506.
 
Other readings (optional):
- Austriaco, Nicanor P.G., “Bioethics in Laudato Si’. The ecological law as a moral principle, in National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 15/4 (2015) 657–663 (the natural moral law reimagined as an ecological moral law)
- Encyclical Sollicitudo rei socialis, (On social concern)
- Curran, Charles E. – Himes, Kenneth R., Sollicitudo rei socialis (MCST 415-435).
 
 
December 4:
 
1. Spirituality and ecological conversion in the light of the Laudato Si'
2. Economic justice & the Preferential Option for the Poor
 
Read:
- LS n. 216-246
- MCN  178-211
- CoC 109-142 (Creation and contemplation)
 
Other readings (optional):
- CSDC n. 486-487
- Kim, Yeongseon, “St. Francis of Assisi and ecological conversion”, in Catholic Theology and Thought 78 (2017) 47-86
- Encyclical Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth)
 
 
December 11:
 
1. The common good in St. Francis and the Franciscan Tradition
2. Caring together for the common good
 
Read:
- LS n. 202-215
- MCN  211-224
- CoC 155-199 (Creation and conversion)
- Benedict XVI, “Se vuoi coltivare la pace, custodisci il creato”, XLIII Giornata Mondiale della Pace 2010.
 
Other readings (optional):
- Warner, Keith, “Franciscan environmental ethics. Imagining creation as a community of care”, in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 31/1 (2011) 143-160.
 
 
 
Bibliography:
 
- Delarun, Jacques, The Canticle of Brother Sun: Francis of Assisi reconciled, Franciscan Institute pub., St. Bonaventure 2016.
- Hathaway, Mark – Boff, Leonardo, The Tao of liberation: Exploring the ecology of transformation, Orbis, Maryknoll NY 2009.
- Himes, Kenneth R., ed., Modern Catholic Social Teaching. Commentaries & interpretations, Georgetown Univ. Press, Washington DC 2005 [=MCST].
- Jenkins Willis, Ecologies of Grace. Environmental ethics and Christian theology,Oxford UP, Oxford 2008.
- Kelli, Anthony J., Laudato Si’: An integral ecology and the Catholic vision, ATF, Adelaide 2016.
- Parrey, M.L., ed., Climate change 2007: impacts, adaptation and vulnerability,WMO, Cambridge 2007.
- Taylor, Paul W., Respect for Nature: a theory of environmental ethics, Princeton UP, Princeton NJ 2011.
- Zimmerman, Michael E., ed., Environmental philosophy: from animal rights to radical ecology, Pearson, Upper Saddle River 42005.
 
 
Bishops’ conferences on Ecology (quoted in LS):
 
- CBC_Southern African, On the Environmental Crisis, Sept 5, 1999.
- CBC_Latin American and Caribbean Bishops, Aparecida Document, 29 June 2007, n. 83-87.
- CBC_Philippines, What is happening to our beautiful land, Jan. 29, 1988.
- CBC_Bolivia, “Pastoral Letter on: El universo, don de Dios para la vida”, March 23, 2012.
- CBC_Canada. “You Love All that Exists… All Things are Yours, God, Lover of Life”, October 4, 2003.
- CBC_Japan, “Reverence for life”, Jan 1, 2001.
- CBC_RepDominicana, “Nuestra casa común”, June 5, 2017.
- CBC_New_Zealand, “Statement on environmental issues”, Sep 1, 2006.
- CBC_Australia, “A new Earth”, 2002.
- CBC_Argentina, “Una_tierra_para_todos”, 2005.
- CBC_Portugal, “Responsabilidade solidária pelo bem comum”, 2003.
- CBC_Mexico, “Jesucristo, vida y esperanza de los indígenas y campesinos”, 2008.
 
 
 
 
CE604 – CRN123
Franciscan Spirituality and Ethics in the Digital Age
 
Fall Semester 2017
 

This course will study some of the major ethical challenges and opportunities that Information and Communication technologies (=ICT) present today.

 

The digital and mass mediated culture compels us to redefine the role of parents and teachers in accompanying the “mobile born” generations in the use of new media. Something similar can be said about the use of new technologies in running the parish and celebrating the liturgy.

 

Besides this focus on the ethical use of new media in education and pastoral care, the course will also analyze some specific problems such as cyberbullying and exhibitionism in social networks. The analysis will be done from the perspective of the Franciscan Spirituality

 
- Syllabus (PDF) (PPS)
- This course will be activated at your Blackboard (link)
 
- Course Schedule map (Fall 2017)
 
 
 
Course Outline & Schedule
 
 
September 5:
 
1. Course overview: Syllabus, course description and requirements
2. Evolution of communication: from oral to digital culture (part 1: to be continued in the following lessons)
 
 
September 12:
(Lesson online: this week I will be lecturing in Colombia/Perú)
 
1. The Spirit of Assisi: Dialogue to face the current ethical challenges.
 
 “The Spirit of Assisi: the contribution by religions to peaceful coexistence in society:
-  See this video on https://youtu.be/xZqGVLDiKYc  (50 minutes)
- Text with footnotes (see)
- Powerpoint presentation (see)
 
Read:
- John Paul II, “Pace con Dio creatore, pace con tutto il creato”, XXIII Giornata Mondiale della Pace 1990.
- Benedict XVI, “Message to Bishop Domenico Sorrentino on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the interreligious meeting of prayer for peace”, 2-09-2006, in AAS 98 (2006) 749-754.
 
 
September 19:
 
1. The Church and Internet
2. Digital Age challenges
 
Read:
- Carbajo Núñez, Martin, «Digital Age Challenges and Consecrated Life», in Studia Moralia 53/2 (2015) 269-291.
- PCSC, “Ethics in Internet
 
Other readings (optional):
- PCSC, “The Church and Internet
- John Paul II, “Internet: A New Forum for Proclaiming the Gospel
 
 
September 26:
 
1. Current relevance of the Franciscan spirituality and charism
 
Read:
- MCN  1-8, 39-42
- Carbajo Núñez, Martin, “Current relevance of the Franciscan perspective”, in Verdad y Vida, 2017.
 
Other readings (optional):
- Osborne, Kenan B., “A Scotistic foundation for Christian spirituality”, in Franciscan Studies 64 (2006) 363-405.
- The Internet: Between Theology and Technology (Spadaro 1-19)
 
 
October 3:
 
1. Science, technology and the Franciscan tradition
2. From oral to digital culture (part 3)
 
Read:
- MCN  67-99
- Carbajo Núñez M., “Franciscan contribution to the process of rationalization,” (that is the key factor of Modernity), in Verdad y Vida, 2017.
 
Other readings (optional):
- PCCS, Pastoral instruction “Aetatis Novae” on Social Communications
- Gray, Mark M. – Gautier, Mary L., Catholic New media use in the United States, Center for applied research in the apostolate, Georgetown univ., Washington DC 2012.
- “The Internet: Between Theology and Technology” (Spadaro 1-19)
 
 
October 10:
 
1. What is ethics? Introduction to Ethics in the Digital Era
 
Read:
- MCN  67-68, 121-122
- Quinn cap 2: “Introduction to Ethics” and cap. 9: “Professional Ethics”
- USCCB, Family Guide for using Media
 
Other readings (optional):
- Hacker Ethics and Christian vision (Spadaro 51-71)
- Whittier, David, “Cyber-ethics in the Googling Age”, in The Journal of Education 187/2 (2006) 1-86.
- Vatican II, Decree Inter Mirifica
 
 
October 17 (Reading week)
 
 
October 24:
 
1. Pastoral and Evangelization in the Digital Age. The use of new technologies in liturgy
2. Mass Media theories: How information technology influences human behavior
 
Read:
- Liturgy, Sacraments, and Virtual Presence (Spadaro 71-92)
- Benedict XVI, “The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word”, (44th World Communications Day), 2010
- Murphy, Debra D., “PowerPointless. Video screens in worship”, in Christian Century (July 25, 2006), 10-11.
- New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, On the use of Ipads, tablets, mobile phones etc in liturgy
 
Other readings (optional):
- PCSC, Pastoral instruction Communio et progressio
- John Paul II, “Internet: A New Forum for Proclaiming the Gospel”, 36th World Communications Day, 2002.
- Labbo, Linda D., “What I learned about new literacies in Church”, in Nera journal 43/1 (2007) 8-14.
 
October 31:
 
1. What is authentic communication in the Digital Age?
 
Read:
- CSDC n. 59, Gen 1.
- Quinn cap 3: “Networked communications”
- Benedict XVI, “Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age”, (45th World Communications Day) 2011. USCCB, “Social media guidelines”.
 
Other readings (optional):
- PCCS, Ethics in Communication.
-  “Social Media”, in Valkenburg, Patti M. – Piotrowski, Jessica T. Plugged in, Yale University Press, Yale 2017, 218-243.
 
 

November 7:

 
1. The paradigm of Freedom
2. Ethical principles to regulate the Media
 
Read:
- CSDC n. 105-151 (The personalist principle)
- MCN  11-19, 42-46, 99-101, 122-132
- Quinn, cap. 7: “Computer and Network security”
- John Paul II, “Social Communications in the Service of Responsible Human Freedom”, (15th World Communications Day), 1981.
 
Other readings (optional):
- Benedict XVI, “Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization”, 47th World Communications Day, 2013.
- Rosen, Christine, “Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism”, in The New Atlantis 17 (2007) 15-31.
 
 
November 14:
 
1. Gratuitousness and the Way of Beauty
2. Communication techniques used by Christians along history
 
Read:
- CSDC n. 185-191 (The principle of subsidiarity)
- MCN  20-26, 46-52, 132-137
- CSDC n. 20-27
- Pope Francis, “Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter” (50th World Communications Day), 2016
 
Other readings (optional):
- Pope Francis, “Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love” (49th World Communications Day), 2015.
- Britton, Karla, Constructing the ineffable: contemporary sacred architecture, Yale Univ. press, New Haven CT 2011.
- Seasoltz, R. Kevin, A sense of the sacred: theological foundations of Christian architecture and art, Continuum, New York 2008.
 
 
November 21:
 
1. The ethical principle of Fraternity
2. Privacy
 
Read:
- CSDC n. 192-208 (The principle of solidarity)
- MCN  26-31, 55-63, 107-109, 137-141.
- Quinn, cap. 5: “Information privacy”
 
 
Other readings (optional):
- Pope Francis, “Communications at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter” (48th World Communications Day), June 1, 2014
- Benedict XVI, “New Technologies, New Relationships. Promoting a Culture of Respect, Dialogue and Friendship”, (43rd World Communications Day), 2009.
- John Paul II, “The communications Media: At the service of understanding among peoples”, (39th World Communications Day), 2005.
- Hussain, Irshad et al., “Getting closer being apart: Living in the Age of Information and communication technologies”, in New Horizons 11/1 (2017) 145-160.
 
 

November 28:
 
1. The ethical principle of the Common good
2. Private property
 
Read:
- CSDC n. 164-184 (The principle of the common good)
- MCN  32-38, 63-65, 109-120, 141-145
- Quinn, cap. 7: “Intellectual property”
 
Other readings (optional):
- Benedict XVI, “The Media: A Network for Communication, Communion and Cooperation”, (40th World Communications Day) 2006.
- John Paul II, “The Communications Media and the Unity and Progress of the Human Family”, (25th World Communications Day), 1991
- Social media and the problem of community, in MILLER, Vincent, Understanding Digital culture, Sage, Los Angeles 2011, 184-205
 
 

December 5:

 
1. The grace of working
2. Media and the Church: seven reasons of a complex relationship
 
Read:
- CSDC n. 255-322 (Human work)
- MCN  48-55, 101-106, 163-164
- Quinn, cap. 10: “Work and Wealth”
 
Other readings (optional):
- PCSC, Ethics in advertising.
 
 
December 12:
1. Cyberbullying, exhibitionism, pornography and other online addictions
 
Read:
- Pontifical Council for Social Communications, “Pornography and violence in the communications media: a pastoral response”, May 7, 1989.
- Education… Technological Fast (Lynch 63-76)
 
Other readings (optional):
- Hong, Fu-Yuan – Chiu Su-Lin, “Influencing Facebook Addictive Tendency in University Students”, in Sites and Health 32 (2016) 117-127.
- Lipton, Jacquelin D., “Combating Cyber-Victimization”, in Berkeley Technology Law Journal 26/2 (Spring 2011) 1103-1155.
- Costa, Elisabetta, “Visual posting: Showing off and shifting boundaries between private and public”, in Social Media in Southeast Turkey  http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1g69z14.7
- Rodgers, Rachel F., “Internet addiction symptoms, disordered eating, and body image avoidance”, in Cyberpsychology. Behavior, and Social Networking 16/1 (2013) 56-60.
- Chiang, I-Ping, - Su, Yung-Hsiang, “Measuring and analyzing the causes of problematic Internet use”, in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 15/11 (2012)

 

 
 
Bibliography:
 
- Gardner, Howard – Davis, Katie, The App generation. How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy and imagination in a digital world, Yale Univ. press, London 2013.
- Kruse, John V., Discovering the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: a life-giving vision, Franciscan Institute publications, St. Bonaventure NY 2017.
- Lynch, Jonah, The scent of lemons: technology and relationships in the age of Facebook, Darton Longman & Todd, London 2012.
- Miller, Vincent, Understanding digital culture, Sage, London 2013 (reprint).
- Osborne, Kenan B., ed., The history of Franciscan theology, The Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure NY 1994.
- Quinn, Michael J., Ethics for the Information Age, 7th Ed., Pearson, Boston 2016.
- Short, Bill, Poverty and Joy: The Franciscan Tradition, Orbis, Maryknoll NY 1999.
- Spadaro, Antonio, Cybertheology: thinking Christianity in the era of the Internet, Fordham Univ. Press, New York 2014.
- Spinello, Richard A., CyberEthics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, 6th edition, Jones & Barlett Learning, Burlington, MA 2017.
- Warner, Keith D., Knowledge for Love: Franciscan Science as the Pursuit of Wisdom, The Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure NY 2012.
 
 
 
 










 


 
 
 
 
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