Chapter

Conscience and the Person

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780823229284
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823229284.003.0008
Conscience and the Person

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This chapter discusses the relation between conscience and the person. Conscience refers to that “inner voice” that advises a person and commands him in the presence of a moral decision as to how to act in a given situation. There is no mature person without the voice of conscience, and no conscience save in a person.

Keywords: conscience; person; inner voice; moral decision; Saint Thomas

Chapter.  6427 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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