Christian Morality

Course Number: 712; G Block 712g

Open To:
Grade 9

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

Satisfies one semester of the Religious Studies graduation requirement

Course Description:
This course focuses on foundational concepts in the study of Christian morality, including: God’s plan for humanity, the vision of a new life in Christ based in the Beatitudes, and the role of the Church in helping students to be imitators of Jesus. Students will study the importance of informing their conscience and will learn a process of making moral decisions that reflect their values. A primary question posed throughout the course is: “What kind of person am I becoming?” This course offers a Christian answer to this question, looking at the virtues of Jesus and how they can be incorporated into one’s own life choices in responding to God’s love through a life of holiness.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • The Catholic Faith Handbook, Third Edition. St. Mary’s Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-59982-160-3 (Paperback) | ISBN: 978-1-59982-161-0 (Hardcover)
  • Anselm Academic Study Bible: New American Bible, Catholic Edition. ISBN: 9781599821245

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
None