Saint Josemaría Escrivá and Moral Theology


  • Ángel Rodríguez Luño


Summary : I. Introduction. II. In the City of Men, with a Heart Longing for God. III. The Christological Foundation. IV. The Affirmation of the Value of the World. V. A Moral Theology for Those Who Love the World. 1. A Positive Moral Theology. 2. A Realist Moral Theology. 3. An Open Moral Theology. 4. A Moral Theology that Loves Freedom and Pluralism.

The spiritual proposal of Saint Josemaría Escrivá is characterized by the simplicity and naturalness with which he harmonizes the universal call to holiness rooted in baptism with the positive value of secularity. Such a harmony, based on an original and profound understanding of the logic of the Incarnation, when it comes to be elevated to the level of reflective theological knowledge, enables the elaboration of a moral theology that is positive, realist, open, and loving of freedom and pluralism.