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Veritatis Splendor. Chapter 1. Preamble.

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preamble
Preamble
  • The splendour of truth shines forth in all the works of the Creator and, in a special way, in man, created in the image and likeness of God (cf. Gen 1:26). Truth enlightens man\'s intelligence and shapes his freedom, leading him to know and love the Lord. Hence the Psalmist prays: "Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord" (Ps 4:6).
introduction
Introduction
  • Obedience and the Meaning of Life
    • Faith and Salvation
    • Obedience to the truth
    • The light of truth is never fully extinguished by sin
  • Beauty
    • The image of the Invisible God
  • Purpose
    • Erroneous presuppositions: Human Freedom detached from truth
    • Set forth principles of Moral Teaching-SS and ST
chapter 1

Chapter 1

What must I do?

what must i do
What must I do?
  • Dialogue between Jesus and the rich young man
    • Meaning of life
    • Moral goodness and eternal life
    • God is the fullness of Goodness
    • Religious foundation of the moral question
commandments and fulfillment
Commandments and Fulfillment
  • Man as the image of God is the context for discovery of the meaning of the commandments
  • Fulfillment comes as a gift from God
  • Fulfillment and the commandments: law is a condition
  • Fulfillment and the “good” of persons
    • Dignity of human person
    • Something inherent in the nature of person
love of god and love of neighbor
Love of God and Love of Neighbor
  • Commandments interiorized
  • Perfection involves self-gift
  • Following of Christ
    • Giving up one’s own self, the way of perfection involves the following of Christ
      • Virtue
      • Grace
      • Gift