Historical Theology 03 13 2017.docx - Date Course RELG 310 Week 9 Aquinas Soteriology Key Information Assignments Test\/Quiz Dates General Notes

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Date: 03/13/2017 Course: RELG 310 Week: 9 Aquinas’ Soteriology Key Information: Assignments: Test/Quiz Dates: General Notes: Augustine’s Dilemma If we are predestined, are we to be moral? o Field of Christian Ethics/ Moral Theology seeks to answer this Deals with matters of Works, faith, and atonement o How do we live a moral life as flawed human beings? What is the relationship of morality to Christianity? Aquinas’s Answer Human Nature o Human nature lets us know morality and meaning apart from Christian experience o This is accomplished through knowledge of virtue Virtue Ethics/ Moral Theology You become what you do o Don’t lie, or you’ll be a liar. Rules and consequences are not the goal of morality, though they matter o Character matters The relative stability of patterns, commitments, and actions with which a person faces the world o Formation of a habit takes time
You have to constantly act in a manner as to shape your character

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