New Blackfriars 98 (1074) (2017)

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Stewart Clem
Aquinas Institute of Theology
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In recent scholarship, moral theologians and readers of Thomas Aquinas have shown increasing sensitivity to the role of the passions in the moral life. Yet these accounts have paid inadequate attention to Thomas's writings on Christ's passions as a source of moral reflection. As I argue in this essay, Thomas's writings on Christ's human affectivity should not be limited to the concerns of Christology; rather, they should be integrated into a fuller account of the human passions. One upshot of this approach for Thomists is that it sharpens our vocabulary when describing human nature and the conditions for the moral life. By considering the rubrics of creation, fall, and redemption – as Thomas does – we find that our resources for analyzing the passions are greatly enriched.
Keywords passions  moral theology  Christology  anthropology  Aquinas
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DOI 10.1111/nbfr.12286
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The Passions of the Soul.Kevin White - 2002 - In Stephen J. Pope (ed.), The Ethics of Aquinas. pp. 103--115.

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