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Lecture 6

POLI 2403 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Cassock, Handbook, Cookie Cutter


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLI 2403
Professor
Bretzke
Lecture
6

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24 Jan 17
Lectio continuo = continuous reading of scripture through a specific book or letter
Dropped out a few things -- bashing babies heads against rocks -- but tends to
be how especially daily readings are arranged
Anamnesis - aid to our memory & rememory of what God is about
1st reading for 24. Jan -> Heb 10:1-10
“The perfect is the enemy of the good”
A lot of people aware they are not perfect & are troubled by it -> one answer to
that
How sins were forgiven in the past (offering / sacrifice) vs. now (through Christ)
Works = righteousness is a heresy -> its not how God forgives us our sins,
instead forgiveness through God’s grace
Adherence to the law does not equal saved
Law is only a shadow, but not primary / not the whole thing
Jewish belief: the Messianic age will dawn when all of the Jews keep perfectly
the Sabbath at the same time
(on Canvas, in pages -> Study guides & misc -> Bretzke’s notes on moral theology -- its
a work in progress)
Vade mecum -> small books a priest could slip into his cassock
Legalistic
Cookie cutter
Footnotes:
10 commandments
Church law / canon law (based on 10 commandments)
Church becomes administrator
Munus = ministry / role / function
Munera = plural
3 munera of church:
Teaching = munus docendi
Governing = munus regendi / goverenti
Sanctification = munus santificandi
Sacraments mainly under munus santificandi
Keeping rules will be how a person is sanctified -> so a person needs to be a
target & governed
Role of priest at this time is judicial -> priest as judge (and jury)
Confession sometimes called the tribunal
Casuistry = cases of conscience
Difficult case trying to help the person understand what was in play
More deductive process at this time (not inductive)
Geometry is deductive
Look at features -> relatve them to principles
E.g. couple in irregular marriage
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