ThM 585

 Virgin and Child, Enthroned,
The Master of Moulins, 1499

Christ at the Beginning of Life

WELCOME to ThM 585, the Moral Theology elective on reproductive technology and the beginning of life. We will meet in Classroom 5 on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:50 pm.  Feel free to explore the various sections of this course available through this site.




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Those eager to begin reading should review: (John Paul II) Evangelium Vitae and Veritatis Splendor and (The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) Donum Vitae.  All three of these documents are available in the “Course Documents” section of this site (right-click on the document link to download it to your computer). 


As a beginning exercise I would like all of us to look at two articles dealing with an issue central to this course: namely, when does a cell become an embryo?  Don't become discouraged if the articles seem too technical; we will spend a significant part of this course explaining and studying the details and debate. You may access these articles from this page in two ways:

(1) open or view the articles as an MS-Word document (right-click to save to your computer - left-click to open here) ANT-OAR_document; or

(2) view the articles as a webpage on your computer: ANT-OAR_webpage

FEEL free to investigate the different subsections of this site, especially the external links and course documents.  Please contact me at any time with any questions you may have:

THE final exam for the course may be found using the link on the navigation panel to the left (marked EXAMS).