A seminar presentation and two essays of 3,000 words each.
To enable students to become familiar with the history of moral theology through a historical account of sources, methods and debates with a view to appreciating and analysing the present state of the discipline.
- Confession and the development of moral theology
- Thomas Aquinas and the Summa Theologiae
- Catholic Moral Theology and Reformed Theological ethics
- The Manuals of Moral Theology
- Casuistry and Moral Systems
- ‘Retrieval’ of Moral Theology prior to Vatican II
- Vatican II and Renewal of Moral Theology
- Faith-ethic/Autonomy debate
- New Foundations for Moral Theology Post Vatican II
- Spirituality and Moral Theology
- — Christina A. Astorga, Catholic Moral Theology & Social Ethics, (New York: Orbis Books, 2014).
- — Eds. Charles E. Curran and Richard A. McCormick, The Distinctiveness of Christian Ethics – Readings in Moral Theology No. 2, (New York: Paulist Press, 1980).
- — Eds. Charles E. Curran and Lisa A. Fullam, Ethics and Spirituality – Readings in Moral Theology, No. 17, (New York: Paulist Press, 2014.
- — James M. Gustafson, Protestant and Roman Catholic Ethics, (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1978).
- — Albert R. Jonsen & Stephen Toulmin, The Abuse of Casuistry – A History of Moral Reasoning, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988).
- — James F. Keenan, A History of Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century, (New York: Continuum, 2010).
- — John Mahoney, The Making of Moral Theology, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987).
- — Paulinus I. Odozor, Moral Theology in an Age of Renewal – A Study of the Catholic Tradition since Vatican II, (Notre Dame, Ind.: University 2003).of Notre Dame Press.
- — Ed. Stephen J. Pope, The Ethics of Aquinas, (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2002).
- — J. Philip Wogaman, Christian Ethics – A Historical Introduction, 2nd edition, (Loiusville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011).