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Religion and Theology
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‘Reason informed by faith’ is the characteristic approach of Catholic moral theology. In facing moral issues, what do Catholics have in common with all humanity? Yet at the same time, what is distinctive about Catholic moral thinking? Name of the Student Date of Submission Name of the Student Date of Submission The classical theological standard of Catholic Church’s doctrine on morality is constantly a subject of criticism by those whose ideological position and stoic relation to the church taunted the tenets by manifest liberal practices of the contemporary times.
f Catholic moral thinking. Reason informed faith The Catholic Church worked to cease the dichotomy of rational morality and faith morality, otherwise understood as pure humanism and sectarianism (Gula, 1989, p. 1). For the believer, faith and reason can be integrated in its moral tradition to make Christian teachings more understandable for non-believers as well. This is also explicated in Humanae Vitae published in 1968 which pointed that natural law is further made significant by divine revelations as well as in the scriptural writings (Gula, 1989, p. 1). The latter upholds that the moral principles can be taught, using logical inferences of reason, from the perspective of faith (Gula, 1989, p. ...
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