theological virtue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n theological virtue according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues
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Usage

In literature:

Passive belief is the theological virtue of all sectarians, especially of the Fourierists.
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
Goodness answers to the theological virtue, charity, and admits no excess, but error.
"Essays" by Francis Bacon
The fashion of his theology, as of all theology, passed away; it is by virtue of his imagination, of his romance, that he lives.
"Essays in Little" by Andrew Lang
After being with him virtue seemed as natural to man as its opposite did according to the old theologies.
"A Mortal Antipathy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
But I cannot see the supreme virtue which is the result of all your theologies and sacraments.
"The Ball and The Cross" by G.K. Chesterton
What is virtue according to theology?
"Good Sense" by Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
The theological virtue of faith, he said, consists in believing revealed truths simply and solely on God's authority.
"A History of Freedom of Thought" by John Bagnell Bury
Three is the number of the Persons of the Trinity, and of the theological virtues.
"The Cathedral" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
On the right side of the chariot, dancing are three nymphs, the theological virtues, Faith, Hope and Charity.
"Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"" by John T. Slattery
What is virtue according to theology?
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
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In poetry:

Woven of linen were her veil and sandals.
But, twined 'mid boughs of foliage, on their hem
The theologic Virtues Three were painted;
Hearts set about with gold encompassed them.
"She Of The Garden" by Emile Verhaeren