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Virtue - Love as the Key Virtue
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Part of Virtue:

1. Acquired and Infused Virtues

2. Love as the Key Virtue

A. Methodical Preliminaries

1. Love is here understood in such a way that it can be predicated of the relationship of God to man, of the relationship of man to God and of men among themselves (on which last aspect see also Charity II). Such a use of the word means that its scope is so enlarged and at the same time so manifold tha…

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Karl Rahner, “Virtue - Love as the Key Virtue”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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