..I think that's not quite right. There's no dogma nor doctrine rejected by 'Nouvelle theologians'.
The Catholic Church was facing what it perceived to be a new challenge with the emergence of 'Modernism', as Europe underwent significant social and political changes.
..It's an involved topic..
And, of course, Aquinas' Summa was then as now the unmatched master of the logical argument.
Same with any religion, Shia Sunny ... it's all a matter of interpretation..
..In fact I'd say the contemporary Western understanding of spirituality is precisely 'earthly joy'.
Yes .. rationality .. most important. Without that, we are left with "non-sense"..
..Maybe if we cling too hard to "rationality" as the bedrock of all things we can actually shut out God/Reality?
Perhaps what is "nonsense" to some could be called the world of inconsistency, mercy and grace.
Prepare to stand before the seat of strict JUSTICE. Good luck.
It is right that we have our own minds and should decide for ourselves which spiritual direction we take, but the intentions behind why we choose what we choose are of paramount importance. Are we looking for truth, or are we looking for
(to quote Blake) "earthly joy"? (or perhaps, to escape from something)
Yes, there are .. I think that you confuse the consequences of what might happen in this life, with what might happen in the next.
..just a thought..
Pertinent point not truly addressed:- the second sentence.
"Nevertheless, there are consequences to our choices. My own seem to morph back into grace and mercy."
Really? .. are you a "Christian Buddhist?"
Instead of G-d, you replace Him with Buddha, and say that he has 3 bodies. Yet another trinity.
How making G-d into 3 persons/bodies equates to grace & mercy beats me..
Why should you think that "the law" is somehow devoid of love and mercy? Where would we be without the rule of law?
Anarchy is certainly not my idea of nirvana!
I am the Cobbler's Apprentice. Own your own words. You have told me I speak gobbledegook and make no sense, that you do not understand me.
Now you give a description of what I am, what I think the Law is, all based upon the sense and understanding of my posts.
I don't know what you want me to sayYou appear to not understand grace and mercy, yet expect it in the next life.
..At present, we say that a person "reaches" nirvana or "enters" nirvana, implying that nibbana is a place where you can go. But nirvana is most emphatically not a place.