This course studies the theological and philosophical basis of Christian morality as a “call to perfection” (Mt 5:48). In the light of this “call”, the general principles of moral theology are in- vestigated according to the teaching of the Catholic Church
ST THOMAS AQUINAS, Summa Theologiae I-II; CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: Part III, Life in Christ http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/; CESSARIO R, O.P. , The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics, Univ. of Notre Dame, 2009; CESSARIO R., The Virtues, or the Examined Life, Continuum 2002; CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH, Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions, 8 September 2008: http://www.ewtn.com/library/CURIA/cdfdigpersbio.htm; Ample bibliography will be provided during the course.