FUNDAMENTAL MORAL THEOLOGY (CE-2056)

(09/07/2021-12/17/2021)

Course Memo

This Course explores the relevant sources, traditions, categories, dynamics, and methods of Catholic theological ethics. Subjects include love, fundamental option, and goodness; freedom, conscience, and sin; moral agency, reason, and experience; moral acts, moral truth, and moral rightness; law, natural law, and virtue; Scripture, moral discernment, and decision-making; and the magisterial teaching authority in moral matters; and principles. The Course a) presents the sources and traditions of theo-ethical reflection, b) reviews developments in the Catholic tradition and the contexts out of which grew the need for revision and nuance; and c) examines contemporary cases to identify, apply, and assess the methods of moral reasoning. Meeting times TBD.