Definition of Supernatural virtue
1. Noun. According to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues.
Specialized synonyms: Brotherly Love, Charity, Hope, Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Generic synonyms: Cardinal Virtue
Lexicographical Neighbors of Supernatural Virtue
Literary usage of Supernatural virtue
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Revealed Religion by Franz Hettinger, Henry Sebastian Bowden (1895)
"1 The reward of eternal life, promised repeatedly to faith, shows further that it is a supernatural virtue, and is therefore to be acquired by no merely ..."
2. The Cure of Alcoholism by Austin O'Malley (1913)
"Any exercise of supernatural virtue strengthens also the natural parallel virtue, and this natural virtue may endure even after the supernatural virtue has ..."
3. Addresses at Patriotic and Civic Occasions (1915)
"What is to be believed is " what God has revealed "; the reason for believing is " because God revealed "; the power to believe is " a supernatural virtue," ..."
4. A Treatise on the Augustinian Doctrine of Predestination by James Bowling Mozley (1883)
"... supernatural forms or qualities, by which they are sweetly and promptly disposed to attain that good.'3 supernatural virtue is i 'Ad illud antem, ..."