Moral Theology (IV)

Course Code: TP404 • Study year: IV • 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: 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