Taking its direction from Scripture, Church Tradition and principles of Catholic Social Teaching this unit explores the essential components for understanding and appreciating Moral Theology as a challenge to a more authentic discipleship. Drawing from aspects of Theology, Philosophy, Church History, Pastoral Ministry, Spirituality and Church law, the unit explores what has, and continues to, contribute to a Catholic understanding of moral living. Particular emphasis will be given to how the Catholic/Christian tradition understands the relationship between morality and discipleship. The unit seeks to examine how our understanding of discipleship offers a framework for making responsible moral choices as a Christian in the context of everyday life.
Unit code: DT8000Y
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Moral Theology
Delivery Mode: Blended
Proposing College: Yarra Theological UnionShow when this unit is running
Describe the development of universal ethics, western moral philosophy and the Judeo-Christian moral tradition
Describe the historical development of the major principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
Analyse the concrete relationship between discipleship and the moral life.
Evalaute the key moral concepts of conscience, conversion and reconciliation.
Critically apply Catholic moral principles to life situations.
Demonstrate critical awareness of selected works across the range of contemporary moral theology
Lectures PowerPoint presentations Weekly readings with class discussion Group problem solving exercises
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20 minute class presentation with 2000 word essay
Essay of 4,000 words Learning outcomes depend on topic chosen
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 31 Aug, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-08-31 16:36:11 +1000