theological virtue

noun

Definition of theological virtue 

: one of the three spiritual graces faith, hope, and charity drawing the soul to God according to scholastic theology

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The way to avoid these wrong paths, says Francis, is by reminding ourselves of the primacy of the theological virtues, the center of which is charity. Thomas Reese, Houston Chronicle, "Pope Francis warns of two false paths to holiness," 12 May 2018 Then the church turned demographic fact into theological virtue by embracing urban advocacy and racial justice. Marc Tracy, New York Times, "Why Catholic Colleges Excel at Basketball," 30 Mar. 2018 In September’s quake, the cathedral escaped major damage, but authorities said a statue of Hope (the theological virtue) was toppled from its spot on the clock tower. Christopher Reynolds, latimes.com, "Savor Puebla, a Mexican gem known for its food and sense of style," 18 Mar. 2018

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1526, in the meaning defined above

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