The Virtues, or The Examined Life by Romanus CessarioThe Virtues, or The Examined Life by Romanus Cessario

The Virtues, or The Examined Life

byRomanus Cessario

Paperback | May 30, 2002

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The chief characteristic of Christian morality is its being linked to the person of Jesus Christ who is himself the universal, personal, and concrete norm of moral action. This book is about the virtues of the Christian life--both the theological virtues (faith, hope, and charity) and the cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance)--and it deals particularly with the question, how it is possible for believers to decide for the morally good and to live accordingly. Reflecting on the basic questions of Christian morality, the book offers a commentary on the corresponding sections of The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Title:The Virtues, or The Examined LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.17 × 6.4 × 0.54 inPublished:May 30, 2002Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826413897

ISBN - 13:9780826413895


Table of Contents

Part I: The Theological Virtues 1. Faith and the Life of Christian Virtue 2. Theological Hope and Christian Expectation 3. Theological Charity and Communio Part II: The Moral Virtues 4. Christian Prudence and Practical Wisdom 5. Christian Justice and Human Society 6. Fortitude and the Courage of Christ 7. Christian Moderation and Temperance

Editorial Reviews

[bad] "While the author of this handbook of Catholic theology addresses the virtues from a traditional perspective, the book offers very little to the contemporary debate on 'virtue,' 'justice' and 'duty.'" --Catholic Library World, December 002