Elenco corsi a.a. 2018/2019
Anno accademico 2018/2019

Teologia morale sessuale e familiare RA0604

Sede di Gerusalemme
Primo semestre


To understand key issues in Catholic sexual and family morality.


Introduction. Sexuality in the Bible. Early and Medieval Catholic Teaching on Sexuality. Catholic Sexual Teaching before Vatican II. The Catholic Church’s approach to sexuality today. Current challenges to Traditional Sexual Morality. Chastity and Sexual Ethics. Ethical issues in marriage, family life, and sexual identity. Sexual fulfillment through renunciation: Celibate chastity. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students are expected to: Understand contemporary issues in sexual and family morality in the light of the Catholic vision of sexuality; to enable them to arrive at a pastoral approach that is respectful of persons and in harmony with the teachings of the Catholic Magisterium.


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