Content

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 and Church Law. Particular emphasis is given to the principles and processes for making responsible moral choices as a Christian in the context of everyday life.

Unit Code: DT8000Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline the development of universal ethics, western moral philosophy and the Judeo-Christian moral tradition

2.

Demonstrate understanding of the sources, tradition and principles of Catholic Moral Theology

3.

Explain clearly the key moral concepts of conscience, conversion, discipleship, reconciliation, and other fundamental concepts of Catholic Moral Theology

4.

Display an ability to apply Catholic moral principles to life situations

5.

Discourse critically on issues of current ethical concern in society and appropriate Christian moral responses to these

Pedagogy

Lectures PowerPoint presentations weekly readings with class discussion of written reflection class and group discussion / reflection

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Journal

reflection on weekly readings (2000 words equivalent)

40.0
Essay

Essay of 4,000 words Learning outcomes depend on topic chosen

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 13:57:50 +1000