THE word aTheologya means the Science of God. This science has God not only for its subject, but also for its source and its object; hence the Divine character of Theology cannot better be described than by the old formula: aTheology teaches about God, is taught by God, and leads to God.a Theology may be taken objectively as doctrine, or subjectively as knowledge. But it is not every knowledge of Divine doctrine, especially not the mere apprehension of it, that is called Theology. The term is restricted to scientific knowledge; and consequently Theology, in its technical sense, is the scientific exposition of the doctrine concerning God and things Divine.Speaking generally, it consists in this: mortal sin is a fully voluntary transgression of a Divine command gravely binding; whereas, if the act is not fully voluntary, or if the command only lightly binds, the sin is venial. A command is said to beanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Manual of Catholic Theology|
|Author||:||Joseph Wilhelm D.D. Ph.D. and Thomas B. Scannell D.D., Aeterna Press|
|Publisher||:||Aeterna Press - 1901|