Sanctity, Divine Filiation, Sequela Christi and Virtue in Fundamental Moral Theology. Apropos of a Recent Book, Scelti in Cristo per essere santi
Sommario: I. Christian life and the notion of moral theology. - II. The moral consideration on the treatise on man’s ultimate end. - III. The ultimate end of human life according to Revelation: Vocation to holiness as “fullness of divine filiation”: 1. Chosen in Christ in order to be holy: filial anthropology and morality. 2. Sanctity and divine filiation: their relationship. 3. The advantages of using sanctity as “fullness of divine filiation” in envisioning man’s ultimate end. - IV. Sequela Christi in man’s aspiration towards sanctity: 1. Some contrasting positions on the practicability of sequela Christi. 2. The practicability of sequela Christi through virtue. - V. The role of virtue in man’s aspiration to sanctity: 1. The spontaneous activity of human practical reason and the two aspects of enclosed in the Thomistic notion of virtue. 2. The interplay of theological and moral virtues in man’s aspiration towards sanctity. 3. The two dimensions of moral virtue: intentional and elective. 4. Some observations on the incorporation of this new understanding of virtue in moral theology. - VI. The relationship between moral law and virtue in man’s aspiration towards sanctity.