moral theology

moral theology
   This term (from the Latin mores, meaning "customs" or "morals") refers to the branch of theology that is concerned with the values, principles, and norms of morally acceptable human conduct. (Compare with ETHICS)

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  • Moral Theology — • Limited to those doctrines which discuss the relations of man and his free actions to God and his supernatural end, and propose the means instituted by God for the attainment of that end Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Moral Theology …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Moral theology — Moral Mor al, a. [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.] 1. Relating to duty or obligation; pertaining to those intentions and actions of which right and wrong, virtue and vice, are predicated, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moral theology — Theology The*ol o*gy, n.; pl. {Theologies}. [L. theologia, Gr. ?; ? God + ? discourse: cf. F. th[ e]ologie. See {Theism}, and {Logic}.] The science of God or of religion; the science which treats of the existence, character, and attributes of God …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moral theology — is a systematic theological treatment of Christian ethics. It is usually taught on Divinity faculties as a part of the basic curriculum. See also Catholic moral theology External links Moral theology on Catholic Encyclopedia …   Wikipedia

  • moral theology — the branch of theology dealing with principles of moral conduct. [1900 05] * * * also called  Christian ethics        Christian theological discipline concerned with identifying and elucidating the principles that determine the quality of human… …   Universalium

  • moral theology — noun : a branch of theology that treats of morals; also : theology or theological doctrines developed as inferences from moral grounds or reasons * * * the branch of theology dealing with principles of moral conduct. [1900 05] * * * moral… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moral theology of Rowan Williams — The moral theology of Rowan Williams has had a significant impact on the ongoing debate on Anglican views of homosexuality and has been cited both by opponents and defenders of the gay movement within the Anglican communion. Contents 1 The Body s …   Wikipedia

  • Moral theology of John Paul I — The moral theology of John Paul I has been openly debated and his opinions expressed on Humanae Vitae, artificial insemination and homosexuality have been cited as a significant part of Pope John Paul I conspiracy theories. Contents 1 Birth… …   Wikipedia

  • Moral theology of John XXIII — Although Angelo Roncalli has a reputation as being one of the most liberal Popes in history, a careful examination of the moral theology of John XXIII tends to deconstruct this reputation, given that he was highly critical of abortion, artificial …   Wikipedia

  • moral theology — /mɒrəl θiˈɒlədʒi/ (say moruhl thee oluhjee) noun that branch of theology dealing with principles of moral conduct treated with reference to a divine origin …  

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