MR 225 Christian Discipleship

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Module Level

8 (Undergraduate)

Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours Tutorials: 3 hours


Continuous: 40% End of semester examination: 60%

Module Aims

To investigate the meaning of Christian discipleship as the call to conversion and the life of virtue, both moral and theological in contrast to that of evil and sin. 

Learning Outcomes

  • To learn the biblical, spiritual and moral-theological basis of conversion
  • to understand the undertaking of moral virtues underpinned by faith, hope and charity
  • to deepn the nexus between morality and spirituality in the life of Christian discipleship
  • to understand the biblical basis of talking about sin and the historical trajectory of the theological treatment of sin
  • to read the Apostolic Exhortation of Saint Pope John Paul II Reconciliation and Penance


  • Hugh Connolly, SIN, (London: Continuum, 2002)
  • William C. Mattison III, Introducing Moral Theology - Trye Happiness and the Virtues, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press, 2008
  • Mark O' Keefe, Becoming Good, Becoming Holy, (New York : Paulist Press, 1995