Moral Theology (IV)

Course Code: TP404 • Study year: IV • Academic Year: 2024-2025
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
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:

Acquiring in-depth knowledge of the moral and social role of the family today;
Realization of the importance of knowing the parents' debts towards the children and of the children towards the parents;
Developing the feeling of patriotism and assuming the Fatherland as a place of salvation in the ethnic communion of the nation;
Broadening the horizons regarding the forms of patriotic extremism - chauvinism and cosmopolitanism;
Knowledge of biblical and patristic grounds for defining and maintaining peace;

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

The family in the light of Christian morality; Christian morality and patriotism; The Christian conception of peace; The Church's responsibility in today's world; Theology and spiritualization of the Christian life (I-IV)

Teaching methods:

Lecture, exemplification, conversation, debate.

Learning outcomes:

Know the moral and social role of the family; Know the duties of parents to children and children to parents; Defines patriotism and knows the forms of patriotic extremism; Knows the Christian conception of peace and the biblical and patristic grounds for peace;

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Lists parents' debts to children;Lists children's debts to parents:Defines the homeland and patriotism;He knows at least one biblical basis for peace;Written paper-interpretative essay – 10%. Frontal evaluation/ Oral exam: 90%.

Recommended reading:

Sophrony Sacharov, We Shall See Him As He Is, Stravropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Essex, 1985, 214.
Vladimir Lossky, Essai sur la théologie mystique de l'Église d'Orient, Cerf, Paris, 2006, 266.
Saint Paisios of Mt. Athos, Spiritual Counsels, Volume 4: Family Life, St. Tikhons Monastery, Waymart, 2010, 318.