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moral theology

noun
1.
the branch of theology dealing with principles of moral conduct.
Origin of moral theology
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • In 1876 he was made dean of Maynooth and professor of dogmatic and moral theology.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • There were also a few modern Jesuits who were conspicuous in moral theology.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • Besides his "moral theology" he also published his "Casus conscienti."

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • For a century after Luther, no moral theology was written in Germany.

    The History of Freedom John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • "I admit he knows some moral theology," said Roughsedge, thoughtfully.

    The Testing of Diana Mallory

    Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Even the Church is in peril, because "their system of moral theology is irreconcilable with the Roman Catholic religion."

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • Antonio Ballerini held the chair of moral theology in the Roman College from 1856 until his death in 1881.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • The doctrine, "Extra ecclesiam nulla salus" is to be interpreted both by dogmatic and by moral theology.

  • On the other hand, the outlines of moral theology, (as it may be called), you are fully competent to detect for yourselves.

  • It is in this passage that Kant indicates his moral theology, briefly indeed, yet not without all its vital points.

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer
British Dictionary definitions for moral theology

moral theology

noun
1.
the branch of theology dealing with ethics
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