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THEO 4496 The Moral Dimension of the Christian Life (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course provides a systematic overview of the basic components of Catholic moral theology. In manner of presentation the course is primarily oriented to lecture and readings. The content of the course is an exposition and analysis of topics traditionally treated under the heading of fundamental moral theology: moral character, moral freedom and its limits, the relationship of spirituality and morality, sin and conversion, conscience, the use of scripture in moral reasoning, natural law, the teaching authority of the church in moral matters, the development of moral norms, discernment, and moral decision-making.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kenneth Himes, OFM

Prerequisites: Completion of the Theology core

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Last Updated: 24-Mar-14