On the Morals of the Catholic Church.



 Chapter 1.—How the Pretensions of the Manichæans are to Be Refuted. Two Manichæan Falsehoods.

 Chapter 2.—He Begins with Arguments, in Compliance with the Mistaken Method of the Manichæans.

 Chapter 3.—Happiness is in the Enjoyment of Man’s Chief Good. Two Conditions of the Chief Good: 1st, Nothing is Better Than It 2d, It Cannot Be Lost

 Chapter 4.—Man—What?

 Chapter 5.—Man’s Chief Good is Not the Chief Good of the Body Only, But the Chief Good of the Soul.

 Chapter 6.—Virtue Gives Perfection to the Soul The Soul Obtains Virtue by Following God Following God is the Happy Life.

 Chapter 7.—The Knowledge of God to Be Obtained from the Scripture. The Plan and Principal Mysteries of the Divine Scheme of Redemption.

 Chapter 8.—God is the Chief Good, Whom We are to Seek After with Supreme Affection.

 14. Come now, let us examine, or rather let us take notice,—for it is obvious and can be seen, at once,—whether the authority of the Old Testament too

 Chapter 10.—What the Church Teaches About God. The Two Gods of the Manichæans.

 Chapter 11.—God is the One Object of Love Therefore He is Man’s Chief Good. Nothing is Better Than God. God Cannot Be Lost Against Our Will.

 Chapter 12.—We are United to God by Love, in Subjection to Him.

 Chapter 13.—We are Joined Inseparably to God by Christ and His Spirit.

 Chapter 14.—We Cleave to the Trinity, Our Chief Good, by Love.

 Chapter 15.—The Christian Definition of the Four Virtues.

 Chapter 16.—Harmony of the Old and New Testaments.

 Chapter 17.—Appeal to the Manichæans, Calling on Them to Repent.

 Chapter 18.—Only in the Catholic Church is Perfect Truth Established on the Harmony of Both Testaments.

 Chapter 19.—Description of the Duties of Temperance, According to the Sacred Scriptures.

 Chapter 20.—We are Required to Despise All Sensible Things, and to Love God Alone.

 Chapter 21.—Popular Renown and Inquisitiveness are Condemned in the Sacred Scriptures.

 Chapter 22.—Fortitude Comes from the Love of God.

 Chapter 23.—Scripture Precepts and Examples of Fortitude.

 Chapter 24.—Of Justice and Prudence.

 Chapter 25.—Four Moral Duties Regarding the Love of God, of Which Love the Reward is Eternal Life and the Knowledge of the Truth.

 Chapter 26.—Love of Ourselves and of Our Neighbor.

 Chapter 27.—On Doing Good to the Body of Our Neighbor.

 Chapter 28.—On Doing Good to the Soul of Our Neighbor. Two Parts of Discipline, Restraint and Instruction. Through Good Conduct We Arrive at the Knowl

 Chapter 29.—Of the Authority of the Scriptures.

 Chapter 30.—The Church Apostrophised as Teacher of All Wisdom. Doctrine of the Catholic Church.

 Chapter 31.—The Life of the Anachoretes and Cœnobites Set Against the Continence of the Manichæans.

 Chapter 32.—Praise of the Clergy.

 Chapter 33.—Another Kind of Men Living Together in Cities. Fasts of Three Days.

 Chapter 34.—The Church is Not to Be Blamed for the Conduct of Bad Christians, Worshippers of Tombs and Pictures.

 Chapter 35.—Marriage and Property Allowed to the Baptized by the Apostles.

On the Morals of the Catholic Church.