Short Courses

Moral Theology

R2 000.00
Instructor: 

Dr Fr Larry Kaufmann CSsR

Duration & Time: 
2 – 6 October 2017, 08h30 – 16h30 (unless otherwise specified)

The module covers the contribution that Christianity must make to build a just and concerned society in twenty-first century Southern Africa. Topics to be considered will include:

  • The relationship of Christianity to morality: correcting the image of Christ and Christianity as a judgmental and condemning God, and a condemning and judgmental institution,
  • Human life: the basis for all human rights; the dignity of human life in the image and likeness of God,
  • The beginning of human life and the implications in a society where in-vitro fertilisation, surrogate motherhood, cloning and stem cell research are already happening,
  • The end of human life: euthanasia, suicide, discontinuing treatment,
  • Quality of life: the right of an individual to determine treatment, cosmetic bodily changes, sex changes,
  • The responsibility of the Christian community in the face of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Southern Africa,
  • Human sexuality: a positive teaching of sexuality as a God-given gift
  • The crisis in family life in South Africa,
  • The response of the Christian community to the human needs of single and homosexual persons,
  • Humankind‘s responsibility to preserve and improve the gift of creation that has been committed to its care: ecology, sustainable development,
  • The Church’s social teaching,
  • Private property: theological, sociological and traditional approaches to private property,
  • Distributive justice, with particular reference to problems in Southern Africa
  • Commutative justice: honesty in dealings with others and society.

 

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