A Study Guide for Joseph Ratzinger's Jesus of Nazareth: From by Matthew Levering, Mark Brumley, Laura Dittus, Tom Harmon

By Matthew Levering, Mark Brumley, Laura Dittus, Tom Harmon

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Only in the second case—and if it is ascertained that the intention of the legislator was not to exclude every possibility of transgressions, but only to make sure that the transgression did not occur without a rational motive—can one speak of a transgression without fault and, consequently, of a merely penal law. It is significant that only in later scholasticism, starting from the sixteenth, is this problem, which is merely evoked in Henry of Ghent, transformed into that of the legal nature of religious rules.

It is neither the object of a religious obligation, nor the consequence of a determinate juridical situation” (p. 47). Analogously in Pachomius, even if the necessity of obedience to the abbot is emphasized, it remains one virtue among others. “It seems that what is in question here is only the ascetic aspect of obedience, and not a juridical form consequent to the bond of the vow.  the context shows clearly that it is not a matter of a juridical obligation, but simply of the resolution to serve God through the perfection of the action itself” (p.

Another way of putting the problem of the obligatoriness of the rule does not concern the relation between rule and precept, but the very nature of obligation, which can be ad culpam, in the sense that transgression produces a mortal sin, or only ad poenam, in the sense that transgression implies a penalty but not a mortal sin. It is in this context that the problem assumes the technical form of the juridical or nonjuridical (or more exactly: legal) form of the rules. The first to thematically formulate the problem of the existence of purely penal laws is Henry of Ghent.

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