theological virtues

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Related to Three Theological Virtues: Four Cardinal Virtues

theological virtues

pl n
(Theology) (esp among the scholastics) those virtues that are infused into man by a special grace of God, specifically faith, hope, and charity. Compare natural virtues
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theological virtues

nplvirtù fpl teologali
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The church, a sanctuary to the three theological virtues -- faith, hope and charity -- was the last place Zokieya Knuckles expected to feel the painful blow of rejection.
Early in the book Dominic Doyle provides some helpful conceptual clarity by reflecting on the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love.
Represented by three sisters, the three theological virtues walk alongside each other with the little girl Hope between her two older siblings.
One of the three theological virtues, hope is a supernatural, infused virtue that moves the will to trust in eternal happiness and the all-good God and gives the assurance that the necessary graces to merit eternal life will be ours.
Of these three theological virtues, the greatest is charity, by which we love God above all things for God's own sake, and direct all our love toward God.
Specifically, I will propose that the unfolding of the three theological virtues suggests a template or loose analogy for understanding and guiding the historic changes that the Church faces in coming to grips with the reality and significance of the local churches.
At the root of Christian belief are the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.
A few possibilities within Christian thought on virtues include the triumphant virtues of Prudentius' Psychomachia, Aquinas' catalog of four cardinal and three theological virtues, and Roberts' (1992) classification of emotion virtues, behavioral virtues, virtues of will power, and attitudinal virtues.
As Viti points out, charity is the highest of the three theological virtues and Savonarola does return constantly to it as a fundamental aspect of human life, as "a completely Christian vision of availability and love towards God and one's neighbor.
Volume 4, Writings on Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics: The Virtues, contains the seven tractates Pieper wrote over the course of his career (between 1934 and 1972) treating the four cardinal virtues and the three theological virtues.
In his catechetical "Handbook" entitled Enchiridion, Augustine follows the tradition of the Church, considering it essential that all teaching be related to the three Theological Virtues which we receive as gifts of the Holy Spirit during the Sacrament of Baptism.
This stems from the advice of our editorial consultants, who considered this papal letter, completing Benedict's trilogy on the three theological virtues, particularly substantive--as befits a coda that has its own agenda yet highlights the virtue that St.