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360007 DR The Fundamental Issues in Moral Theology (2016S)

A discussion based on Klaus Demmer´s posthumously published work "Selbstaufklärung theologischer Ethik"

Continuous assessment of course work

In the last years of his life, the well-known German Moral Theologian Klaus Demmer (who taught for decades at the Gregoriana in Rome) dealt with the question of how Moral theology should be developed further. In this Seminar, we are going to discuss his recent ideas.


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Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 15.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG (Kickoff Class)
Thursday 23.06. 08:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 24.06. 08:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Seminar aims at making students familiar with Demmer's questions regarding the future of Moral theology. We will use guided reading and discussions as methods.

Assessment and permitted materials

- participation
- Tasks in preparation of the Seminar (presented on moodle)
- presentation of one of the chapters of the relevant book
- written paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- presentation and guided reading (40%)
- written paper (60%)

Examination topics

Reading list

Klaus Demmer, Selbstaufklärung theologischer Ethik. Themen - Thesen - Perspektiven, Paderborn 2014.

Association in the course directory

LV für Doktorats-/PhD-Studien

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