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010109 SE Theories of Value in Contemporary Theological Ethics (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 01.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Freitag 25.10. 08:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Freitag 13.12. 08:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Samstag 14.12. 08:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

For an extended period of time between the Council of Trent and the Second Vatican Council, moral theology focused on developing detailed taxonomies of sins as a tool to be used in the confessional practice. The undue emphasis on ´what has been done´ (the act or the object of the act) thus hindered the theological reflection on what are we actually aiming at and what are the ends or values we are trying to achieve. In the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council and its call for renewal of moral theology, this issue resurfaced as many theologians realised that becoming clearer on what we are trying to achieve (the good or the value) should not only be considered the starting point of the renewal of moral theology, but is also indispensible for settling questions about what one ought to do (the right). This seminar will track that development through some of the most prominent theories of value in contemporary theological ethics and offer students a chance to analyse and compare them in order to detect where the points of contention lie and to reach an understanding of this significant aspect of the post-conciliar discussion in theological ethics.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

contributions to discussions, seminar paper(s), final paper

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The course assessment comprises of three items: class participation and contribution to discussions (30%); presentation of a seminar paper (30%); final paper (40%).


There will be no final exam for which students would have to prepare by studying certain material, but the course teacher will discuss the final paper of each participant with him/her before determining the final grade.


Germain Grisez, The Way of the Lord Jesus: Christian Moral Principles Vol. 1, Franciscan Press, 1983.
Joseph Selling, Reframing Catholic Theological Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2016.
Michael Lawler and Todd Salzman, Catholic Theological Ethics, University Press of America, 2016.
Robert Adams, Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics, Oxford University Press, 1999.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, 198 418 BA UF RK 16, 199 518 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, 033 195 (17W) BRP 18krp, BRP 18ktb, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (11W) D31 oder DAM, 033 195 (15W) BAM 13, Seminar oder (F)WF für 020

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19