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List the Cardinal Virtues
Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance
Define Prudence (cardinal virtue)
Practical wisdom, responsible decision-making
Helps us take all the moral principles we have learned and apply them to concrete cases
Define Justice (cardinal virtue)
Gives God and neighbor what they are due by right
Requires us to worship God and respect the rights of all other humans
Define Fortitude (cardinal virtue)
Gives us the strength and courage to stand firm in our convictions and do The Good
Helps us resist temptation and overcome obstacles
Helps us overcome fear
Define Temperance (cardinal virtue)
"Moderation in all things." (Aquinas)
Helps us regulate our appetites
What are the three characteristics of people with good character?
Loving, Fully Human, Virtuous People
Why is the dignity of a person inherent and inviolable?
The dignity of a person is inherent and inviolable because we are created in the image and likeness of God.
What is Original Grace?
Full of sanctifying grace
Dominion of their passions
Perfection of mind
Freedom from death/sickness
IN UNION WITH GOD
This is how God intended Creation
List the three ways in which prudence helps us discover the goodness and choose the right means of achieving it.
1. Governs the other virtues by setting rules and measures
2. Helps our conscience make correct judgments about right and wrong in each situation
3. Shows us how to act based on clear-headed foresight
What are the two rules for governing intention?
1. Keep the intention good
2. the ends do not justify the means.
What are the two rules regarding the consequences of our actions?
1. Do only things that you think would be morally acceptable for all people at all times
2. Always respect others as persons of incomparable worth who are made in God's image.
How are fellow Christians a source for moral wisdom?
Elders - Experience & Example
Close friends are a sounding board that keeps us honest about ourselves
What were the three basic types of "listening" prayer discussed in class?
Prayer in scripture, meditation, and contemplation
List the four characteristics of African American Spirituality
Contemplative, Holistic, Joyful, Communal
Explain the CONTEMPLATIVE aspect of African American Spirituality
spontaneous and pervasive
every place is a place of prayer
God takes us by the hand and leads us in ways we might not understand
Explain the HOLISTIC aspect of African American Spirituality
There is no division
the religious experience is an experience of the whole human being - feelings and intellect, heart and head
Explain the JOYFUL aspect of African American Spirituality
joy that comes in the faith that God will deliver us
Explain the COMMUNAL aspect of African American Spirituality
no one stands in prayer alone; each one supports, encourages and enriches the other and is in turn enriched, encouraged, and supported
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