Theological-virtues sentence example

theological-virtues
  • The theological virtues are founded on faith, in opposition to the natural, which are founded on reason; and as faith with Aquinas is always belief in a proposition, not trust in a personal Saviour, conformably with his idea that revelation is a new knowledge rather than a new life, the relation of unbelief to virtue is very strictly and narrowly laid down and enforced.

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  • In ethics the distinction he drew between natural and theological virtues is common to him with the rest of the schoolmen.

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  • Again, more reasonably, they have been taken as types severally of the moral, the intellectual and the theological virtues.

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  • Elsewhere we see prophets and sibyls, personifications of the theological virtues and of the sciences.

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  • In his ethical discussions (a full account of which is given under Ethics) Aquinas distinguishes theological from natural virtues and vices; the theological virtues are faith, hope and charity; the natural, justice, prudence and the like.

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