Moral Theology Integrating Spirituality

Moral Theology Integrating Spirituality
Starts from:Wed, February 26, 2020 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Campus Location

175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • Disciplines This unit is cross-listed with Moral Theology (DT) and Spirituality (DS).
Class Description

DS9321J / DT9321J is the face-to-face class

DS9329J / DT9329J is the online class (Online students will be able to view the lectures within 48 hours after the weekly class with recordings available on ARK).

This unit explores the progressive history of moral theology toward Vatican II and beyond.  Particular focus will be on the basic foundations of Christian morality and different moral arguments, with special attention to a spirituality-morality integration.  Students will explore the practical applications for an Ignatian discernment process.


Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. analyze basic foundations of moral theology in order to assess other specific fields of morality;
  2. critique various trends in contemporary literature of morality;
  3. synthesise their informed views through exercising the Ignatian process of moral discernment;
  4. critically assess how the Ignatian process of moral discernment forms Christian conscience.


Rev Dr Ai Pham SJ


Wednesday’s during Semester 1

First class commences 26th February 2020


9:30am to 12:30pm (Wednesday’s during Semester 1)


Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

Nadal Classroom


For academic credit                       $2,640

Not for academic credit                $1,320


Curran Charles E. & Lisa A. Fullam.  Ethics and Spirituality: Readings in Moral Theology No. 17. Mahwah, NY: Paulist Press, 2014.

Gula, Richard. The Good Life: Where Morality & Spirituality Converge. New York, NY: Paulist Press, 1999.

Harrington, Daniel & James F. Keenan.  Jesus and Virtue Ethics: Building Bridges Between New Testament Studies and Moral Theology. Lanham, MD: Sheed & Ward, 2002.

Keenan, James F.  Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts From the Catholic Tradition. Lanham, MD: Sheed & Ward Book, 2004.

Keenan, James F.  A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentith Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences. New York, NY: Continuum, 2010.

Lamoureux, Patricia and Paul J Waddell.  The Christian Moral Life: Faithful Discipleship for a Global Society. Edited by Peter C. Phan. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010.

O’Neill, Kevin & Peter Black.  The Essential Moral Handbook: A Guide to Catholic Living. Liguori, MO: Liguori Publications, 2003.

  • Ai Pham SJ


    Fr Ai Pham SJ (Pham Van Ai SJ) joined the Society of Jesus in Australia in 1984. He holds a BTheol (UFT), STL and STD in Moral Theology (Weston, USA). Prior to joining the JCS faculty, he has been serving in various roles as a chaplain to the Vietnamese C...