Sharing in Christ's Virtues: For a Renewal of Moral Theology in Light of Veritatis Splendor

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In Sharing in Christ's Virtues, Melina proposes a blueprint for organizing moral theology, one that is in harmony with the directions given in Veritatis splendor and one that likewise respects the requirements of both the "theological" and the "scientific" character of the discipline. He describes it as a "Christocentricism of the virtues," which understands the moral life of Christians as a participation in the virtues of Christ by means of the grace of one's ecclesial incorporation in Christ. Melina argues that...
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Overview

In Sharing in Christ's Virtues, Melina proposes a blueprint for organizing moral theology, one that is in harmony with the directions given in Veritatis splendor and one that likewise respects the requirements of both the "theological" and the "scientific" character of the discipline. He describes it as a "Christocentricism of the virtues," which understands the moral life of Christians as a participation in the virtues of Christ by means of the grace of one's ecclesial incorporation in Christ. Melina argues that the renewal of moral theology should result in, first, a search for a more integral and dynamic understanding of human action, and second, a theological "re-dimensioning" of morality to better comprehend the synergy between human action and God's action.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780813209890
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 211
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction 1
Part 1 Toward a Christocentrism of the Virtues Lines of Renewal
1. Between Crisis and Renewal: The Cultural and Theological Context of Morality Today 13
2. An Ethics of the Good Life and of Virtue 34
3. An Ethics Founded on the Truth about the Good of the Person 59
4. A Morality of Faith: The Salvific Relevance of Moral Action 92
5. A Christocentric Ethics of the Virtues 115
Part 2 Ecclesial Sense and Moral Life Perspectives and Developments
6. Ecclesial Dimensions of Moral Theology: Points for a Theological "Redimensioning" of Morality 139
7. The Call to Holiness in the "Catechism of the Catholic Church": The Morality and Spirituality of "Life in Christ" 165
8. Moral Conscience and "Communio": Toward a Response to the Challenge of Ethical Pluralism 178
Bibliography 193
Index 207
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