Moral Theology (II)

Course Code: TP304 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Theology • Field of study: Pastoral Orthodox Theology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English, French
Name of lecturer: Oliviu-Petru Botoi
Seminar tutor: Oliviu-Petru Botoi
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 48
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Knowledge and use of the terms "moral duty" and "human rights";
Knowledge of the fundamental human rights: the right to life, freedom, equality, fraternity, justice, right to work;
Know and understand the theological concept of human person;
The knowledge and practical application of the moral virtues;
Knowledge and understanding of the concepts of "sin" and "passion" and their moral-religious meaning;

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Moral duty and human rights; Moral consciousness; Moral personality in the Orthodox Christian teaching; Virtue in the light of Christian morality (I-II); Sin and its moral-religious meaning (I-II); The face of Christ in the being and the moral life of the Christian;

Teaching methods:

Lecture, exemplification, conversation, debate.

Learning outcomes:

Know the fundamental human rights and distinguish the moral duty from these. Know the concept of "moral conscience" and understand its moral role in human life; Know and distinguish the concept of "indvid" from "person" and "moral personality";

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

It lists the fundamental human rights;It defines moral consciousness;Know the theological virtues;Know the cardinal virtues;Define sin and passion;Written paper-interpretative essay – 10%. Frontal evaluation/ Oral exam: 90%.

Recommended reading:

Hierotheos Vlachos, The Person in the Orthodox Tradition, Birth of the Theotokos Monastery , Saxonburg , 1999 , 349
Jean-Claude Larchet, Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles: Une introduction à la tradition ascétique de l'Église orthodoxe, Éditions du Cerf , Paris , 2000 , 848
Vladimir Lossky, In the Image and Likeness of God, St Vladimir's Seminary Press,U.S. , New York , 1974 , 232