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JP2 - Splendour of Truth, Midterm.docx

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JPII SPLENDOUR OF TRUTH MIDTERM READINGS  INTRODUCTION  True light enlightens everyone, made holy by an obedience to truth  Popes have now developed amoral teaching regarding the many different spheres of life  The catechism presents the oral life of believers in its fundamental elements and in its many aspects as the life of the children of God  CHAPTER 1 Christ and the Answer to the Question  Full meaning of life is an appeal to truth (absolute truth is God)  No greater reward should be sought than love - God is the ultimate charitable  Jesus is the fulfillment of the law in as much as he fills the meaning with authenticity and good  Jesus conversation with young man helps us grasp the conditions of moral growth  The uity of the church is dismayed by those who don’t follow the moral precepts of the Gospel  CHAPTER 2  The task of authentically interpreting the word of God is laced exclusively on the Magesterium  Gospel a doctrinal development analogous to that which has taken place in the realm of truth  The Magesterium has the duty to set certain trends in theological thinks  The individual conscience accorded to the status of a supreme tribunal of moral judgement  Conscience is no longer considered in its primordial reality as an act of a person’s intelligence  Moral obligation to seek truth and adhere to its once it’s known  Conscience has rights because it has duties  CHAPTER 3  The relationship of mans freedom to himself is in complete relation to God  Worship of God and a relationship of truth revealed in God is the greatest form of freedom  Faith possesses a moral content and is a decision involving one’s whole existence  - brings to perfection God’s commandments (acceptance and observance)  Martyrdom is an outstanding sign of the holiness in the Church – created in Gods image  The subject and purpose of all social institutions should be for aiding the human person  If there is not an ultimate truth or good, there is not direction associated with life  Temptations can be overcome – these are the foundation of commandments  Theological science responds to the invitation of truth as it seeks to understand faith  CONSCIENCE AND TRUTH  An attempt is made to legitimize so called pastoral solutions contrary to the teach of the Magesterium and to justify a creative hermeneutic according to which the moral conscience is in no way obliged, in every case by a particular precept  A person knows himself only in comparison to his conscience – has binding force  Conscience thus formulates moral obligation in the light of the natural law  The truth is indicated by the divine law, the universal and objective norm of morality  Conscience is not an infallible judge, it makes mistakes  DESIRABLE ACTS  Theories created around the commandments must take account for human intent and action  The morality of the human act depends primarily and fundamentally on that object rationality chosen by the deliberate will  If acts are intrinsically evil, a good intention or particular circumstance can diminish their evil but not remove it, they remain irremediably evil acts  FREEDOM AND LAW  Human freedom finds authentic and complete fulfillment precisely in the acceptance of that law  The exercise of dominion over the world represents a great and responsible for man  Man doesn’t originally possess such knowledge as something properly his own  Man achieves true feelings when he released himself from all subservience to his feelings  The force of law consists in its authority to impose duties to confer rights for certain behavior  Reason allows us to inherently know what is naturally good and evil  God’s plan imposes no limitation on freedom, the acceptance of God is the only way to affirm freedom  Natural inclinations take control take on moral relevance only in so far as they refer to the human person and his authentic fulfillment  FUNDAMENTAL CHOICE  The fundamental option: to the extent that it is distinct from a generic intention and hence one not yet determined in such a way that freedom is obligated to play through different decision making processes  THE MORAL ACT
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