[mP 3071]  LIC. Human Embodiment and Ethics – 24.25 (teol)

Semester II
tuesday 16:30 - 18:15

Course Information

Professor: O'REILLY, Kevin
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester II
tuesday 16:30 - 18:15


Veritatis Splendor 46-50 emphasizes “the place of the human body in questions of natural law” ( 48). This course elucidates the Church’s teaching on issues such as abortion,contraception, and homosexual acts by showing how it is grounded in an understanding of the human person as psychosomatically constituted. It also demonstrates how the anthropology of detractors of Church teaching is in effect dualistic


JOHN PAUL II, Veritatis Splendor, London: Catholic Truth Society,1993, esp. §§ 47-50.INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL COMMISSION, Communion and Stewardship: Human Persons Created in the Image of God, 2004.
KEVIN O’REILLY, On the Alleged Physicalism of St Thomas Aquinas at S.Theol., I-II, 94, 2, Angelicum 88, 2011: 231-243.
KEVIN O’REILLY, OP, The Church as the Defender of Conscience in our Age, Nova et Vetera 12, 2013: 193-215.
DOYEN NGUYEN, Why the Thomistic Defence of “Brain Death” is not Thomistic: An Analysis from the Perspectives of Classical Philosophy and Contemporary Biophilosophy, The Thomist 82, 2018: 407-446.