MR 127 Conversion, Sin & Virtue

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Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures: 20 hours Seminars: 4 hours Private Study: Required Reading of Hugh Connolly SIN (London: Continuum, 2002


Continuous Assessment 40% End of Semester Examination 60%

Module Aims

To develop in students an understanding

  • of the call to Christian conversion through the Church
  • as growth in moral and theological virtues
  • in contrast with the nature and reality of sin

Learning Outcomes

  • Have learned the biblical and moral-theological basis of Christian conversion as sequela (following) and imitatio (imitation) Christi (of Christ)
  • Have understood the personal development and communal dynamic of virtue(s) in the lives of Christians
  • Be familiar with the Apostolic Exhortation of Saint Popoe John Paul II Reconcilation and Penance
  • Have an understanding of the biblical concept(s) of sin, its historical development and theological treatment