Taking its direction from Scripture and Church Tradition, this unit explores the essential components for understanding and appreciating Moral Theology as a theological discipline, and its integration with Systematic Theology, Philosophy, Church History, Pastoral Ministry, Spirituality and Church Law. Particular emphasis is given to Covenant relationship: the human person made in the image and likeness of God and transformed in the new life of the Risen Christ, and consequently on the principles and processes for making responsible moral choices as a Christian in the context of everyday life.
Describe the development of universal ethics, western moral philosophy and the Judeo-Christian moral tradition;
Identify the sources, tradition and principles of Catholic Moral Theology;
Discuss the key moral concepts of conscience, conversion, discipleship, reconciliation, and other fundamental concepts of Catholic Moral Theology;
Demonstrate an ability to apply Catholic moral principles to life situations.
Discourse critically on issues of current ethical concern in society and Christian moral responses appropriate to these issues.
lectures powerpoint presentations weekly readings with class discussion and written reflection class and group discussion / reflection
Reflection on weekly readings (1,500 words total)
Essay (2,500 word) Learning outcomes depend on topic chosen
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2014
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 07:23:05 +1000