Moral Theology (I)

Course Code: TP303 • Study year: I • 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
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

The correct knowledge and use of the terminology of the Orthodox Moral;The knowledge, definition and understanding of the major themes of the discipline Moral Theology;
Knowledge of the concept and sources of Moral Theology;Knowledge of the methods and utility of Moral Theology;
Comparative knowledge of confessional morals with Orthodox morals;The knowledge and practical application of moral teachings;
Knowledge and understanding of the concepts of "moral values" and "moral law";It applies theories and methods to practical moral realities.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

The notion, sources, methods and utility of Moral Theology; Moral values and their relationship with the Supreme Good; The divine Law; Decalogue; The Beatitudes; Gospel advices; Human laws for good moral; Obligation, interpretation and change of law.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, exemplification, conversation, debate.

Learning outcomes:

The student will know, distinguish and apply the main notions of Moral Theology; The student will correctly use concepts of Moral Theology in public debates with medium and advanced level of understanding

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Know the character of the Christian Moral. Maybe list confessional morals. It can make the difference between the old moral law and the moral law of the New Testament.Written paper-interpretative essay – 10%. Frontal evaluation/ Oral exam: 90%.

Recommended reading:

Paul Evdochimov, Une vision orthodoxe de la théologie morale. Dieu dans la vie des hommes, Les Éditions du Cerf , Paris , 2009 , 194
Christos Yannaras, The Freedom of Morality, SVS Press , New York , 1984 , 278
Philip Wogaman, Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction, Westminster John Knox Press , Louisville , 2011 , 376