Course Memo

The Course explores Catholic moral theology in its foundations, relevant sources, categories, methods, and moral principles. It will examine various modes of moral reasoning that inform contemporary moral discourse. It will discuss the fundamental concepts of Roman Catholic moral theology, including: moral anthropology; moral acts; moral truth; natural law; the moral person and the moral community; goodness and rightness; sin (personal and structural); freedom and conscience; emotions and experience; the use of Scripture in morals; virtue ethics. These topics will be addressed at the abstract and theoretical level and in the context of concrete cases and contemporary issues.