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TMCE 7004 The Moral Dimension of the Christian Life (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

This course provides a foundational and systematic overview of the basic components of Catholic moral theology. 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): Dr. Marcus Mescher

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Summer 2018: This course will be offered July 16-August 2, Monday-Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Note: Given the brevity of these summer courses, it is essential that students come prepared to engage in learning the very first day. To facilitate this, each course has 'Pre-Class' work to complete. This generally includes reading and often requires a written essay to be submitted before or on the first day of class. See the summer course webpage http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/acadprog/summer/summercourses.html.


Last Updated: 15-Mar-18