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Moral Theology - Moral Systems
(2,310 words)

Part of Moral Theology:

1. Catholic

2. Protestant

3. Moral Systems

Soon after the development of a new type of moral theology in the 17th century, where confessional practice was the main interest, the attention of theologians was concentrated on the “moral systems”. How did this come about? The law of Christ, as typified above all in the Sermon on the Mount, puts the accent on the commandments of perfection. This is the orientation to the end and goal which the seven times repeated “But I say to you” cont…

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Bernhard Häring, “Moral Theology - Moral Systems”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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