The Virtues, or the Examined Life

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Romanus Cessario, O.P.

ISBN 978-3-8258-4855-8
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2001
Seiten 216
Bindung broschiert

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-4855-8 Kategorien: ,


The characteristic feature of the Christian moral life remains the very
person of Jesus Christ. As the Eternal Word of the Father, Christ supplies
the universal, personal, and concrete norm for all moral comportment.
When human action flows from the agent’s union with Christ, human freedom
meets up with its own graced source of energy. From the moment that a
human creature encounters the triune God, the creature discovers who he
is: For when God chooses a person to share in the blessed communion of his
own life, the individual achieves a quality of personal being that only
God can bestow. The more authentic our relationship with the Persons of
the blessed Trinity becomes, the more the divine life takes hold of us
and, through the virtues, shapes our daily actions. This new book treats
the virtues of the Christian life from a Trinitarian perspective. The
chapters pursue a common theme: To show believers how they can decide what
is morally good and, by embracing the moral good, grow to the full statue
of Christ’s own loving kindness. To achieve this aim, the text treats in
an innovative and fresh manner both the theological virtues, faith, hope,
and charity, as well as the cardinal moral virtues, prudence, justice,
fortitude, and temperance. The author also reflects on allied questions of
moral theology and so provides a significant commentary on the third part of
the Catechism of the Catholic Church.