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2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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TH 220 - Fundamentals of Catholic 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.

Assignment Overview

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

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