In the light of Vatican II, this unit considers Moral Theology as a theological science. It provides a survey of the history of moral theology, examines the sources of moral knowledge for the Christian, explores the interrelationships between moral theology, scripture, Christology, ecclesiology and Christian anthropology. On the basis of such understanding this unit examines moral conscience in the Catholic tradition. Other topics such as Sin, Conversion, Liturgical prayer and the concept of Discipleship are considered within the context of Christian moral life.

Unit Code: DT2000C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the relationship between Christian faith and moral life particularly in the context of a pluralist society;


Identify central concepts in moral theology, and explain the meaning, significance and relevant relationships between these concepts;


Explain the role of scripture, the magisterium and the tradition in Catholic moral theology;


Demonstrate an understanding of moral conscience in the Catholic tradition and explain both the process and meaning of formation of conscience within that tradition;


Describe Christian moral life in ways that are both theologically informed and pastorally focussed.

Unit sequence

BS1001C; BS1002C; CT1000C; CT1001C


Lectures, seminars, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Written Examination

1 hour exam

0 30.0

1000 word paper

1000 30.0

2500 word research essay

2500 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 07:56:55 +1000