Ascetical Theology at the Cafe

Ok, Annie–you asked for itso now it’s up.

Well, it’s not a summary of the piece, but it’s an introduction to the topics he was discussing. Now, you’ll notice that the abbot uses the term “moral theology” where I use “ascetical theology” the reason is because all of the items in moral theology of which he speaks are congruent with and used in a manner that I associate far more with ascetical theology. Moral theology for me reaches its hey-day later and is found in the writings of St. Alphonsus Liguori.

In any case, there it is…

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3 Responses to Ascetical Theology at the Cafe

  1. bls says:

    Nice article! I’m glad you’re posting about this, because as we’ve been talking about, I don’t think people really speak the language of “the virtues” any longer.

    I was glad to read P. Cato’s remarks, too, about his frustration with Episcopal clergy and the “lack of curiosity” he describes. I don’t think people are even aware of how shallow the church is these days – I wasn’t, until I started reading the blogs! ;-) – and I would really enjoy something with a bit more meat on it.

    I hope it happens. Anyway, great post as usual….

  2. Christopher says:

    I really appreciated this post as helpful in continuing to give language to how I think about theology.

  3. Paul Goings says:

    Excellent article, Derek.

    What do you think of Thornton?

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