moral theology

moral theology

noun
the branch of theology dealing with principles of moral conduct.

Origin:
1900–05

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moral theology
 
n
the branch of theology dealing with ethics

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moral theology

Christian theological discipline concerned with identifying and elucidating the principles that determine the quality of human behaviour in the light of Christian revelation. It is distinguished from the philosophical discipline of ethics, which relies upon the authority of reason and which can only call upon rational sanctions for moral failure. Moral theology appeals to the authority of revelation, specifically as found in the preaching and activity of Jesus Christ.

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