This unit probes contemporary justice issues from the perspective of Moral Theology. A theological examination of justice draws on relevant biblical texts and writings of St Thomas Aquinas. The virtue of justice and its allied virtues are considered in some detail. An introduction to Catholic Social Teaching over the last 140 years is provided highlighting its theological foundation. From this perspective specific issues are addressed. The specific issues will be topical and may include: poverty, racism, peace, the just war tradition, social justice and liturgical prayer, property ownership, work, wages, and leisure.
Unit code: DT2040C
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Moral Theology
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Describe the basic notions of justice including those in the Old Testament and New Testament.
Show a basic understanding of relevant Thomistic sources on justice and the other cardinal and allied virtues.
Critically analyse the significant developments in the Catholic social justice tradition as presented in Magisterial teaching.
Discuss specific social justice issues and their implications for ministry in the light of the teaching of the Catholic social justice tradition.
BS1001C; BS1002C; CT1100C & CT1110C
Lectures, tutorials, Seminars
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1000-word seminar paper
1-hour written examination
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Jul, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000