Continuous Assessment: 40% End of Semester Examination: 60%
- To explore some of the factors that shape the current moral landscape.
- To understand more fully the sources of moral wisdom available within the Christian tradition
- To critique the ways in which we make moral decisions and consider some of the factors affecting human decision-making
- To demonstrate the relevance the Christian moral message has in today’s world
- To consider the application of the above to specific moral issues such as ecology, climate justice and social justice.
- — Will be familiar with the sources of moral wisdom used within the Catholic tradition
- — Will recognise the major approaches to moral decision making
- — Will display an understanding of the key historical moments in the renewal in Catholic theological ethics
- — Will be able to apply the above to specific issues such as war and climate justice
- — Richard Gula, Reason Informed by Faith, (New York: Paulist Press, 1989).
- — Vincent MacNamara, The Call to be Human: Making Sense of Morality, (Dublin: Veritas, 2010).
- — Patrick Hannon (ed.), Moral Theology: A Reader, (Dublin: Veritas, 2006).
- — Pope Francis, Laudato Si, 2015. Available at: www.vatican.va
- — Donal Dorr, Option for the Poor and for the Earth: From Leo XIII to Pope Francis, (New York: Orbis, 2016).