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Foundations for Theological Ethics

This course studies central concepts and key debates in theological ethics, including natural law and the universality of ethics; the nature and role of conscience, moral reasoning and the role of moral principles; the role of church teaching authority in the Catholic tradition (the magisterium) in the moral area. It studies the nature of moral experience and its relation to religious faith and, in this context, will consider the role of the bible in theological ethics from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The course will introduce students to the diversity of methodological approaches in Catholic theological ethics including the moral area, the deontological, and the teleological and virtue-based approaches. There will be reflection on the impact of feminist and post-colonial perspectives on the shape of contemporary theological ethics.

How to apply

Applications to: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie

Fee

EUR 150 for the course. Payment should be made by cheque/draft/postal money order only, payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account.

Date

Teaching commences during the week beginning 21st September 2016. Please note this is a day-time course.

Duration

The course comprises two lectures a week for a total of eleven weeks.

Further Information

Contact: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie