Ok, Annie–you asked for it—so 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…
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….
I really appreciated this post as helpful in continuing to give language to how I think about theology.
Excellent article, Derek.
What do you think of Thornton?