Whatever you do, think not of yourself, but of God. --St. Vincent Ferrer
Started by Kephapaulos, April 03, 2017, 10:16:59 AM
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Quote from: Kephapaulos on April 03, 2017, 10:16:59 AM"Thomistic Personalism"
QuoteChastity takes its name from the fact that reason "chastises" concupiscence [...] the essence of human virtue consists in being something moderated by reason
QuoteDoes the Apostle in 1 Corinthians see marriage only from the point of view of a "remedium concupiscentiae [remedy for concupiscence]," as one used to say in traditional theological language?
QuoteChrist's words reported in Matthew 19:11-12 (like Paul's words in 1 Cor 7) give us no reason for holding either the "inferiority" of marriage or the "superiority" of virginity or celibacy on the grounds that by their very nature the latter consists in abstaining from conjugal "union in the body."
QuoteIf we wish to speak rationally about good and evil, we have to return to St. Thomas Aquinas, that is, to the philosophy of being. With the phenomenological method, for example, we can study experiences of morality, religion, or simply what it is to be human, and draw from them a significant enrichment of our knowledge. Yet we must not forget that all these analyses implicitly presuppose the reality of the Absolute Being and also the reality of being human, that is, being a creature. If we do not set out from such 'realist' presuppositions, we end up in a vacuum.