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Faith, Morals, and Thomas More

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580095
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729416 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0011
Faith, Morals, and Thomas More

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This chapter details the (moral) reason why Thomas More refused to swear to uphold the statute of 1534 declaring Henry VIII's marriage void, and his reasons for rejecting Luther's and other's revolt against Catholic teaching. The chapter explores the modern misunderstanding of conscience, the modern corruptions of moral theology, the forgery of Church history by modern liberal Catholic reformers, the proper development of moral doctrine, and the true nature of hope and the divine warnings of hell.

Keywords: Thomas More; Luther; conscience; moral theology; Church history; development of moral doctrine; hope; hell

Chapter.  7577 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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