Is Christian Morality Reasonable? On the Difference between Secular and Christian Humanism

Sommario: I. Reasonableness and “unreasonableness”of Christian morality. - II. The teaching of the encyclical Veritatis splendor. - III. The two levels of moral knowledge and the ought/can-dichotomy. - IV. The paradox of the human predicament and the temptation of becoming a consequentialist. - V. Christian humanism as salvation morality. - VI. Christian humanism and the specificity of Christian virtue ethics. - VII. The profound reasonableness of Christian humanism and its ecclesiological dimension.