God's Guide to a Good Life: Moral Theology
Date: May 2009
Duration: 10 hours 7 minutes
Join one of America's leading moral theologians in exploring life's most vital question: What does it mean to lead a good life?
Your professor for this 24-lecture course is Kenneth R. Himes, O. F. M. (Ph. D. , Duke University), an award-winning author and professor of theology at Boston College. Under his expert guidance, you will explore the following questions:
-How does the Catholic theological tradition enable us to interpret moral experience?
-What does it mean to be a moral person in light of a theological understanding of the human situation?
-What resources are available to the Catholic community for the formation of conscience and wise discernment?
The course is structured in three parts. In the first, you will explore the meaning of moral theology generally, and in the second, you will come to understand how moral theology conceives of freedom, character, conscience, sin, and conversion. In the final part, you will explore how to use the Bible, reason, natural law, ecclesial context, and the Church's teaching office to inform moral theology.
In these lectures, you will learn to translate your religious beliefs into values and actions. Fr. Himes's course uses the best ideas from Catholic moral theology to help you explore the most important choices of your life. You will become a more reflective person who is better able to assist others in moral discernment.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.