supernatural virtue

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Related to supernatural virtue: Cardinal virtues, Theological virtues
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Noun1.supernatural virtue - according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues
brotherly love, charity - a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
cardinal virtue - one of the seven preeminent virtues
hope - one of the three Christian virtues
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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But in the state of corrupt nature he needs this for two reasons, in order to be healed, and in order to achieve the meritorious good of supernatural virtue.
Brown on the historical background of the questions about the supernatural virtue of faith, while R.
However, what emerges as perhaps the essay's most profound message is that Marcel, the Catholic philosopher, teaches that the supernatural virtue of hope genuinely arises in its purity and intensity in those situations wherein total despair is a real temptation (p.
Abortion, the breakdown of the family, dishonesty, even the natural virtues upon which the supernatural virtues are based are being discredited.
Note, too, the three supernatural virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity.