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Ascetical theology - Nature of Christian perfection



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Ascetical theology - Nature of Christian perfection

  • Consequently it would be wrong to identify perfection with the so-called state of perfection and the observance of the evangelical counsels

Ascetical theology - Nature of Christian perfection

  • (3) The ideal, to which the Christian should conform and towards which he should strive with all his powers both natural and supernatural, is Jesus Christ

Ascetical theology - Application of the means in the three degrees of Christian perfection

  • Ascetics divides those who strive after perfection into three groups: the beginners, the advanced, the perfect; and correspondingly sets down three stages or ways of Christian perfection: the purgative way, the illuminative way, the unitive way



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