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: DT8000C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between moral experience and religious faith for the Christian.


Analyse the implications of the history of moral theology within the Catholic tradition.


Demonstrate an understanding of the sources of moral knowledge within the Catholic tradition and their role in the formation of conscience.


Explicate in detail the relationship between personal morality and moral conscience within the Catholic tradition.


Develop a specific topic of research in a critically rigorous manner demonstrating skilful competence in the methodologies of the discipline.

Unit sequence

CT8010C and either BS8001C or BS8002C are highly recommended


Lectures and Tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

1000 word essay

1000 20.0

3000 word essay

3000 50.0

2000 word essay

2000 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-17 16:56:19 +1100