The context of this unit is the Catholic tradition and the recognition of the dignity of our call in Christ to “bring forth fruit in charity for the life of the world” (Vatican II Optatum Totius 16); it proceeds on the understanding that we are created as relational beings, in communion with God, humanity, and the rest of the created world.
The content of the unit includes: the call-response structure of Christian life; formation of a moral vision; the basis of moral obligation; Christian anthropology and moral response; sources for Christian morality/ethics – sacred scripture, church teaching, the moral tradition, natural law, human experience; conscience and ethical decision making; the moral act from both the objective perspective and that of the acting subject; morality and spirituality; freedom; sin and conversion; virtue. (This unit may be offered in online mode.)
Explain the relationships between moral life and Christian faith particularly in the context of a pluralist society.
Identify central concepts within the Catholic moral tradition, and explain the meaning, significance, and relevant relationships between these concepts.
Describe the sources of moral knowledge within the Catholic moral tradition and demonstrate an understanding of the contribution of these to moral decision-making.
Demonstrate an understanding of the dimensions of moral conscience within the Catholic tradition.
Articulate an understanding of Christian moral life which is both theologically informed and pastorally focussed.
Lectures and workshops across each 3-hour session
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Jul, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-07-22 22:38:09 +1000