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 (Approved)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Moral Theology

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning outcomes


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


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


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


Display an ability to apply Catholic moral principles to life situations


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


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


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

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

4000 60.0

reflection on weekly readings (2000 words equivalent)

2000 40.0

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