This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Join this moral theology course to study St. Thomas Aquinas on living a virtuous life. Along with your teacher and fellow students, you’ll carefully analyze individual moral virtues.
This course in moral theology will examine the nature of virtue and its role in the Christian moral life, according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. After a brief and general study of the nature of habits, virtues, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we will investigate the nature of grace and the theological and infused moral virtues in detail. This course will also focus on ways to practically grow the virtues in our daily life.
Class 1: Fortitude
Class 2: Magnanimity & Pusillanimity
Class 3: Temperance / Gluttony
Class 4: Married Life Vs. Consecrated Life, Jewish vs Christian Marriage
Class 5: Chastity
Class 6: Review for Midterm
Class 7: Theological Virtues
Class 8: Faith
Class 9: Hope
Class 10: Charity
Class 11: Theological Virtues in Practice
Class 12: Review for Final
Course materials: The Christian Moral Life: Directions for the Journey to Happiness, by John Rziha, ISBN: 9780268101831 (https://amzn.to/3pIKPOn)
Homework: Expect to spend about 45 minutes reading each week, plus a weekly quiz (computer-graded for immediate feedback). In addition, there will be a virtue practice each week (students work to grow in a particular virtue)