MR 121 Introduction to Moral Theology: Fundamental Matters.

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Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures 20 hours. Seminars 7 hours.


Continuous Assessment 40%, End of semester examination 60%

Module Aims

To introduce students to the key resources and elements in the process of moral reflection including Scripture, Tradition and the Natural Law.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a keen sense of the theological and human resources of moral reflection.
  • Be aware of the nature and importance of conscience
  • Have a clear sense of the history of moral theology and the significant changes within the discipline over the centuries.


  • Bretzke, James T. A Morally Complex World, Liturgical Press, 2004.
  • Kim, Andrew. An Introduction to Christian Ethics since Vatican 11, CUP, 2015.
  • Gula, richard. Reason Informed by Faith, Paulist Press, 1989