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encyclical
n 教皇通諭
adj 傳閱的

Benedict's first encyclical
shun
vt 躲開,迴避

Benedict's first encyclical
shuns strictures of orthodoxy
orthodoxy
n 正統,正統說法,O-)東正教

Benedict's first encyclical
shuns strictures of orthodoxy
erudite
adj 博學的

an erudite meditation
on love and charity
meditation
n 沉思,冥想,沉思錄,默想

an erudite meditation
on love and charity
charity
n 慈悲,博愛

an erudite meditation
on love and charity
Catholicism
n 天主教義,天主教

Roman Catholicism
Catholics
n 天主教徒
adj 天主教的,普遍的;廣泛的;
包容一切的,寬容的

divide Catholics
portray
vt (用言語)描寫,扮演,表現

Benedict nonetheless portrayed
a tough-minded church
bound
n 約束,綁,捆
v bind 的過及過分
vengeance
n 報復,報仇,復仇

In a world where
the name of God is
sometimes associated with vengeance.
hatred
n 憎恨,敵意,憎惡

In a world where
the name of God is
sometimes associated with vengeance or even
a duty of hatred and violence.
lavish
vt 揮霍,浪費,濫施
adj 非常慷慨的

the love which God lavishes
on us and which we in turn
must share with others
papal
adj 羅馬教皇的

The encyclical is
the highest form of
papal teaching.
concede
v 勉強承認,讓步,容許

conceding that the church has
at times viewed sexuality
as something "negative",
erotic
n 性愛,色情
adj 性愛的,色情的

he placed erotic love between
married men and women
at the center of God's plan.
ecstasy
n 出神,狂喜,入迷

"Love is indeed ecstasy"
intoxication
n [U] 醉,陶醉,狂喜,(醫)中毒

"Not in the sense of
a moment of intoxication,
exodus
n 外出,移居國外

an ongoing exodus out of
the closed inward-looking self
premise
n 前提,假設

his encyclical with
a perhaps surprising first premise
attainment
n 達到,穫得

the attainment for what is just
Benedict's first encyclical
The encyclical presented Roman Catholicism's
potential for good rather than
imposing firm, potentially divisive rules
for orthodoxy.
Terrorism
Terrorism --- which violates
Christ's command to
"love your neighbor."
church --- duty bound
Benedict nontheless portaryed
a tough-minded church

that is "duty bound," to intervene
at times in secular politics
for "the attainment for what is just."
God is love
the love which God lavished
on us and which we in turn
must share with others.
Sex
Sex should mature into
unselfish concern for the other,

creating a love that leads to
working for charity and justice
for others.
Love
"Love is indeed 'ecstasy.'"
Love
"Not in the sense of
a moment of intoxication,

but rather as a journey,

an ongoing exodus out of
the closed inward-looking self
towards its liberation through self-giving,

and thus toward authentic self-discovery

and indeed the discovery of God."