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Austin, Nicholas (2009) Thomas Aquinas on the Virtue of Religion. In: Stuflesser, Martin, Winter, Stephan, (eds.) "Ahme nach, was du vollziehst ...": Positionsbestimmungen zum Verhältnis von Liturgie und Ethik. Regensburg: Verlag Friedrich Pustet, pp. 85-99. [Book section]

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    This paper examines the central question of liturgical ethics, namely, how to connect liturgy and the moral life, through an examination of Thomas Aquinas's account of the virtue of religion. There are two problems faced by any attempt to construct a liturgical ethics, namely, how to overcome a separation between the sacred and the secular, and the difficulty of relating the external to the internal. It is argued that Aquinas's account offers an attractive solution to these difficulties, without threatening the integrity of liturgy as, not merely a means to a better moral life, but as directed primarily to God.

    Item Type: Book section
    Department: Pastoral and Social Studies
    Depositing User: Dr Nicholas Austin SJ
    Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 14:13
    Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:13
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/1605

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