Week Two Reading/Videos
Read Ch. 3 Freedom and the Moral Act (pp. 77-92)
Chapter 4The Moral Conscience (pp. 105-123).
Watch Conscience and Morality by Bishop Barron
Watch Does Free Will Exist? by Bishop Barron
Watch Godâ€™s Sovereignty and Human Responsibility by Tim Keller
Watch What makes Us Uniquely Human? by Erwin McManus
Discussion: What Makes us Human?
Write a response to the following discussion questions in the Discussion forum on Blackboard:
Erwin McManus challenged in his video, What Makes us Uniquely Human, to understand that we are naturally creative. We are the only species that is capable of creating our own future. We, in fact, have the power to materialize the invisible, to create that which we can only imagine. We also have the capacity to imagine ourselves different than we are, better than we are. So…
1. What does this mean to you?
2. What does Human Freedom mean to you based on the comments of Bishop Barron, Tim Keller and Erwin McManusâ€™ videos?
3. According to Armenio, Human Freedom is not absolute, rather, it is limited…so what does that mean in terms of your understanding of God and humanity?
4. How does the moral law connect to freedom?
Please Note: Initial answers to the discussion question must be substantive and in the range of 250-400 words for the entire discussion. Any references should be properly cited following APA formatting guidelines. Write a response (at least 100 words each) to a minimum of two different students.
In response to the reading, Does Conscience Point towards the Existence of God? by Matt Nelson, please answer the following:
- 1. In your own words, explain whether Dr. Nelson proves his question?
- 2. How does the conscience have a significant place in Catholic/Christian teaching?
- 3. What is the connection between conscience and our own autonomy (freedom)?
Note: Answers to the above should be in the range of 300-400 words for the entire assignment. More is always welcome! Please be sure to double-space your answers. Any references should be properly cited following APA formatting guidelines.