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Rist defends a rigorous sense of the development of doctrine, and of human understanding in general, through six thematic tropes: the incompleteness of the traditional sense of man's status as imago Dei; righdy understanding freedom and divine justice in the face of original sin; our inadequate appreciation of the place of "beauty" in the theology of creation as well as ethics; the significance of the doctrinal, and therefore cultural, authority of the Catholic Church in relation to the state; the need for the languages of "rights" and "dignity" to interpenetrate and resuscitate each other; and, finally, the relation in general of Catholicism to modernity and the role of the papacy in historical development.
WHAT IS TRUTH? FROM THE ACADEMY TO THE VATICAN Paige Davidson Hochschild First Things; May 2010; 203; Docstoc pg. 61 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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