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The Epiphany of Love
Toward a Theological Understanding of Christian Action
Livio Melina
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POD; Published: 9/14/2010
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6536-6
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205 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Series: Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought (RRRCT)

In this volume Livio Melina attempts to overcome the deadlock in which moral theology can easily find itself due to the false alternative between moralism, with its emphasis on external rules, and antimoralism, with its insistence on freedom from all norms.

The key, Melina argues here, is not to regard morality as a simple list of principles directing our choices and helping us to make correct moral judgments. Rather, we must step back and begin to comprehend the dynamic mystery of Christian action. Only in the light of Christ can the proper correlation between faith and morality, freedom and truth, be clearly understood. True morality springs from a synergistic relationship with God, born of faith in Christ, nurtured in the church, and made manifest in that which inspires all authentic goodness -- the epiphany of love.