MT500 MORAL THEOLOGY (MAM/MTS Core) - Saint John's Seminary
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Dr. Anthony Coleman Profile

All in-person classes, alternating Saturdays 8:30am–12:30pm Dates: Sept. 10, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Dec. 17



With St. Thomas Aquinas as our guide, and both the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Pope St. John Paul II’s encyclical on moral theology, Veritatis Splendor, as foundational documents, this course invites its students to meditate upon who we are and what it means to be a human person created in love in the image of God. We will ponder, too, who God is and His revelation to us with respect to creation and who we are. Our moral life, our actions, fit, are situated, within the Truth of who God is and who He creates us to be. From the basic understanding of fundamental moral theology we will be prepared to engage with the moral life. Grace, Virtue, Freedom, Revelation, Conscience, and Authority will then be the themes and language and tools we discuss to shape our understanding and interiorization of the Good, and Holy, and Virtuous, and Happy Life.

Classes are held at Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA


Catechism of the Catholic Church, (1997)

Pope John Paul II, Veritas Splendor, (1993)

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (Hackett, 2019)