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Evangelium Vitae: The Bioethics Encyclicals of JPII

What is an Encyclical? And why does bioethics matter to me? Once a week over four weeks, join Dr. Correira and learn what Pope Saint John Paul II wrote about bioethics and “The Gospel of Life” in a dynamic study of moral theology and medicine.

Total classes: 4

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: High School

Suggested credit: None (seminar course)


This series focuses on two encyclicals of Pope Saint John Paul II written in the 1990’s that are essential readings in bioethics and moral theology. Encyclicals aren’t written just for theologians! As laymen, we can (and should!) be studying the writings as well, to gain a rich understanding of how to think and live in our culture today. In this course, we will dive into Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life).


Class 1: Evangelium Vitae (EV) Introduction & Chapter 1 (pp. 1 – 23; §1 – 28)
Class 2: EV Chapter 2 (pp. 23 – 41; §29 – 51)
Class 3: EV Chapter 3 (pp. 41 – 62; §52 – 77)
Class 4: EV Chapter 4 & Conclusion (pp. 62 – 83; §77 – 105)

Materials and Homework

Course materials: All materials are supplied


Read the indicated sections of the encyclical;
Consider the question given and write down your thoughts;
Watch class recording.

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