Sharing in Christ's Virtues for a Renewal of Moral Theology in Light of Veritatis Splendor
- List Price: $39.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Catholic Univ of Amer Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780813209890
- ISBN10: 0813209897
In Sharing in Christ's Virtues, Melina proposes a blueprint for organizing moral theology, one that is in harmony with the directions given in Veritatis splendor and one that likewise respects the requirements of both the "theological" and the "scientific" character of the discipline. He describes it as a "Christocentricism of the virtues", which understands the moral life of Christians as a participation in the virtues of Christ by means of the grace of one's ecclesial incorporation in Christ. Melina argues that the renewal of moral theology should result in, first, a search for a more integral and dynamic understanding of human action, and second, a theological "re-dimensioning" of morality to better comprehend the synergy between human action and God's action.