Bridges Academy: Conscience, Superego, and Moral Maturity

Bridges Academy: Conscience, Superego, and Moral Maturity

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  • Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Some moral theologians draw a helpful distinction between two inner voices that we have as a moral people. One is conscience- the voice of God, calling us in love, demanding that we respond in particular acts that commit ourselves to value. The other is the voice of superego, telling us what we should do so that we will be loved. The superego plays an important role in the inner life, especially for children, but mature adults need to be able to distinguish between the voice of conscience and the voice of the superego. Join Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, for this interactive lecture on moral discernment.

For ages 55 and up.

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790

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