Sep 18, 2020  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 220 - Fundamentals of Moral Theology

The course examines the basic principles of Catholic moral theology. It focuses on the roles of scripture, tradition, and the magisterial in ethical decision-making and explores the following themes: freedom, conscience, sin and conversion, natural law, virtues, and moral norms as criteria for ethical judgment.

Prerequisites & Notes
This course is offered online as part of the Theology curriculum with monthly start dates. 

It will also be offered during the 2016 summer session with an on campus component.

Assignment Overview

  • Assignments: 6 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the goal of morality as the perfection and happiness of the person.
  • Explain the concepts of freedom and conscience as used in Catholic moral theology.
  • Describe how the New Law of Grace differs from and completes the Old Law.
  • Analyze the sources of the human act and their effect on morality.
  • Distinguish between morally good and evil actions, based on the Ten Commandments.

Credits: 3 Offered: Online: Summer Session 2016, Week 2: Semester 201703

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