Cardinal Virtues

Entertainment / Literature / Cardinal Virtues: (also called the Four Pagan Virtues) In contrast to the three spiritual or Christian virtues of fides (faith), spes (hope), and caritas (love) espoused in the New Testament, the four cardinal virtues consisted of prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice. Theologians like Saint Augustine argued Christians alone monopolized faith in a true God, hope of a real afterlife, and the ability to love human beings not for their own sake, but as a manifestation of God's creation. However, these early theologians argued that pagans could still be virtuous in the cardinal virtues.

Other Words for Cardinal

Cardinal Adjective Synonyms: important, chief, key, special, main, central, principal, prime, primary, essential, necessary, fundamental, supreme, paramount, highest, first, foremost, leading, pre-eminent
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Cardinal Virtues

Entertainment / Literature / Cardinal Virtues: (also called the Four Pagan Virtues) In contrast to the three spiritual or Christian virtues of fides (faith), spes (hope), and caritas (love) espoused in the New Testament, the four cardinal virtues MORE

Cardinal Signs

Science / Astrology / Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, which fall naturally at the cardinal points in a horoscope; east, north, west, and south, respectively, points indicated by the angles. Cardinal signs are associat MORE

Cardinal

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Cardinal: Table/winegrape variety derived from a cross between the Flame Tokay and Ribier (Noir) varieties. MORE

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