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TMCE 8521 The Virtues and Catholic Social Teaching (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Virtue ethics enjoys a long history in the Catholic theological tradition and within the last century ethicists have looked to integrate the virtues explicitly with other theological disciplines from scripture and dogmatic theology to liturgical and modern Catholic thought. This course investigates the connections between virtue and the practical invitations to social action with and for others in CST and explores the thought of Aquinas and contemporary theological appropriations of the virtues in dialogue with the principles of CST. In particular, attention will be given to identifying which trajectory virtue or CSTbest grounds and which best informs action.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mary Jo Iozzio

Prerequisites: Introduction to Catholic Social Ethics and Fundamental Moral Theology

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Last Updated: 01-Mar-16