The goal of this course is to realize the centrality of the encounter with Jesus Christ in order to become a morally responsible Christian in the midst of a relativistic generation. Throughout the course, students will examine the principles of Moral Theology, formed by the Thomistic tradition, apply these principles in theoretical and concrete situations, and come to value an integrated pursuit of happiness, excellence and freedom by living a virtuous life.
"Morality is the branch of theology that studies human acts so as to direct them to a loving vision of God seen as our true, complete happiness and our final end. This vision is attained by means of grace, the virtues, and the gifts, in the light of revelation and reason."
(Pinckaers, Sources of Christian Ethics, 8)