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Reframing Catholic Theological Ethics$
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Joseph A. Selling

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198767121

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767121.001.0001

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Seeking the End: A Fresh Look at the Concept of Virtue

Seeking the End: A Fresh Look at the Concept of Virtue

(p.147) 6 Seeking the End: A Fresh Look at the Concept of Virtue
Reframing Catholic Theological Ethics

Joseph A. Selling

Oxford University Press

With an integrated and adequate view of the human person in place, we can now ask the question about how human persons might go about living ethically. Traditional moral theology presumed that mores, or the rules and expectations that had been adopted by the church, were sufficient to insure upright living. The project of implementing the renewal called for at Vatican II looked first to the scriptures and understood ethical living as a process of conversion and a journey toward participation in the Kingdom of God. Theological ethics, therefore, needs to consider not simply behavioural choices but first the basic attitudes or dispositions of the person. The Western tradition has referred to these as virtues.

Keywords:   virtue, virtue ethics, theological ethics, Kingdom of God, behaviour, ethical attitude, moral motivation

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