May 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online 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.

Course Learning Objectives
  • 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: Every Term



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