Lecture Five: Chapter One: Christology in Moral Theology
1. Are the Beatitudes found at the start of the Sermon on the Mount obligatory for everyone or merely ideals suggested for those who wish to excel?
2. How does Pope John Paul II interpret the saying “With God all things are possible” that is found at Matthew 19:26?
3. In what ways does Veritatis splendor show that the interpretation that Jesus gives to the fifth, sixth, and seventh commandments exceeds a minimal understanding of their demands?
Suggestions for further reading:
Roch Kereszty, Jesus Christ: Fundamentals of Christology. New York: Alba House, 2002. Revised and updated edition.
Livio Melina. Sharing in Christ’s Virtues: For a Renewal of Moral Theology in light of Veritatis splendor. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2001.J.A. Dinoia, O.P. Veritatis splendor and the Renewal of Moral Theology. New York: Scepter, 1999.