Catholic Moral Theology

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Catholic Moral Theology

  • Associate Professor of Theology, Boston College
24 Lectures (9 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Join one of America's leading moral theologians in exploring life's most vital question: What does it mean to live a life?

Through these 24 lectures, you will investigate the source of moral obligation, moral character, moral freedom and its limits, the relationship of spirituality and morality, sin and conversion, conscience, the use of scripture in moral reasoning, natural law, the teaching authority of the church in moral matters, the development of moral norms, and moral decision-making.


What You Will Learn

From this course, you will learn:

  • How the Catholic theological tradition enables us to interpret moral experience
  • What it means 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 part, explore the meaning of moral theology generally and Catholic moral theology specifically. Through part two, understand how moral theology views the person. You will explore freedom, character, conscience, sin and conversion in this part of the program.

    Finally, consider those resources within the Catholic theological tradition that are useful for moral reflection. You will explore how to use the Bible, reason, natural law, ecclesial context, and the church's teaching office to inform moral theology.

    Through these lectures you will gain an understanding of how theology can assist the reflective person in the task of understanding and articulating moral experience, relating one's religious beliefs to one's values and actions.

    This course uses the best ideas of Catholic moral theology to help you explore the most important choices of your life. You will become a more reflective person and be better able to assist others in moral discernment.


    Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

    1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
    2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
    3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

    Topic Titles
    Topic Titles
    • The Study of Moral Theology Moral Imagination and the Importance of Stories
    • More on Stories and Moral Living
    • Duties, Journeys, and Relationships
    • The Source of Moral Obligation
    • Biblical Insights regarding Morality
    • Biblical Insights (cont'd)
    • The Influence of Faith and Prayer
    • Moral Freedom and Moral Character
    • Conscience: Directing our Freedom
    • Conscience (cont'd)
    • Conversion: Deepening our Character
    • Conversion (cont'd)
    • Sin: Misusing our Freedom
    • Sin (cont'd)
    • What is a Person?
    • What is a Person? (cont'd)
    • A Person in Community
    • Thinking with the Church
    • Thinking with the Church (cont'd)
    • The Bible and Moral Theology
    • Moral Principles: Where Do They Come From?
    • Moral Principles: What Are They?
    • Making a Moral Decision
    About Your Presenter

    Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M. is an Associate Professor of Theology and Past Chairman of the Department of Theology at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA). Prior to his move to Boston College, Fr. Himes taught courses in moral theology for many years at the Washington Theological Union (WTU).

    A native of Brooklyn, NY Kenneth Himes took his solemn vows as a member of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) in 1975 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1976. He received his B.A. in history from Siena College (Loudonville, NY), his M.A. in theology at the WTU, and his Ph.D. in religious ethics at Duke University (Durham, NC).

    Fr. Himes is a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and has served as a visiting faculty member at the Divinity School of Howard University (Washington, DC) and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He also held the Paul McKeever Chair as a visiting faculty member at St. John?s University in New York City.

    He is the co-author (with his brother Michael) of Fullness of Faith, which received the first place award for theology books from the Catholic Press Association in 1994. He also authored the popular Responses to 101 Questions on Catholic Social ...

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    Customer Reviews (0)
    Winter Survey: January 2017
    Course leaves one with belief that Christianity is possible, for all, that the beatitudes are for everyone even if we fall. Christ wishes us to share in relationship he has with his Father which we cannot do on our own. He will help us if we open our hearts. Review by Eamonn Madigan, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland (Posted on 1/15/2017)
    Knowledgeable and insightful
    Fr. Himes is not only knowledgeable and insightful, he also has a dry sense of humour which augments his delivery. His lectures range from the sources and traditions of morality to its role in decision-making. Review by Milton (Posted on 10/19/2016)
    2015 Spring Survey
    The arrangement of material for the course and the clear influence of Vatican II in the presentation of material. Review by Anonymous (Posted on 5/20/2015)
    Winter Survey: January 2017
    Ken Himes gets personal in the course by challenging us to realize that each action is good or bad according to how it helps us or hinders us from becoming the person we become by our choices. Review by Anonymous (Posted on 1/16/2017)
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