Blog Template Theology of the Body: Saint Bonaventure on Justification (1221-1274)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Saint Bonaventure on Justification (1221-1274)

"Our reparation is not done entirely according to the power of the agent, but according to the congruency of the recipient, because there is mercy and truth; for that reason not only ought justification to be through the information, which is through the virtues, but also through the preparation, which is through the Sacraments. — as Hugo of St. Victor says: 'The virtues are the edged-weapons for attacking, the Sacraments for defending.' Whence the Sacraments help grace, and for that reason they are not superfluous; which is clear, because grace deletes fault, but it does not absolve from punishment."