theological virtues


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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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It is, like the other theological virtues, a gift of grace and a fruit of the spirit.
Thomas Aquinas on Living by the Theological Virtues, Leuven-Paris-Bristol: Peeters, 2015, 308 pp.
8) Likewise, there two sets of virtues: moral virtues that typically are acquired by habituation, and theological virtues that are infused by God's grace.
Giving emphasis on three theological virtues faith, hope and love, Villegas exhorted the Catholic Church devotees to desist indifference and selfishness as he stressed, "all blessings from God are meant to be shared.
THREE Christian theological virtues are faith, hope and charity and the greatest of these is charity yet the Anglican and the Catholic churches have come together to oppose the latest technical innovation which can relieve successive generations of the hideous Mitochondria disease.
The four natural and three theological virtues (prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude, crowned by faith, hope, and charity) become Fornieri's wisdom, prudence, duty, magnanimity, rhetoric, and patriotism.
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.
But (beyond adding "mixed" or physico-mathematical sciences) Aquinas reclassified all the disciplines by virtue, scope, and method, thus integrating the theological virtues (faith, hope, and charity), which approach the same ultimate realities that metaphysics does by reasoning from commonly accessible experience, but starting from God's revelation of himself to man (and man to himself).
Early in the book Dominic Doyle provides some helpful conceptual clarity by reflecting on the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love.
A first-time commitment at camp predicted a moderate increase in theological virtues, but recommitment to God was not a significant predictor of a change in theological virtues.
This conference has invited papers that consider literary approaches to one or more of the theological virtues (faith, hope, and love) and the cardinal virtues (justice, wisdom, temperance, and courage).
Bond doesn't exactly exemplify the Church's four cardinal and three theological virtues.