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The Trinitarian Imprint on the Moral Life

Romanus Cessario

in The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557813
Published online January 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199557813.003.0036

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

The Trinitarian Imprint on the Moral Life

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This article explores the influence of the doctrine of the Trinity on moral life. It explains that the elaboration of all teaching about the Trinity and moral life begins with what is taught about creation and divine exemplar causality. It describes moral life in terms of the creative Trinity and human participation, as the created image of God, in the eternal law—a participation that through grace becomes filial conformity to God the Trinity in truth and charity, whose glorious consummation is sketched in the beatitudes.

Keywords: Trinity; moral life; creation; causality; divine exemplar; human participation; God the Trinity

Article.  2948 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Christianity

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