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Sin : a Thomistic psychology

Author: Steven J Jensen
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If the human soul is made for good, then how do we choose evil? On the other hand, perhaps the human soul is not made for good. Perhaps the magnitude of human depravity reveals that the human soul may directly choose evil. Notably, Thomas Aquinas rejects this explanation for the prevalence of human sin. He insists that in all our desires we seek what is good. How, then, do we choose evil? Only by mistaking evil for  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, Aquinas Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Jensen
ISBN: 9780813230337 0813230330
OCLC Number: 1020028663
Description: ix, 306 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The enigma of an evil will --
The order of actions to the ultimate end --
The satisfaction of desire --
Venial sin --
The first moral act --
The shared good --
Sins of passion --
Weakness of will --
Sins from an evil will --
Sins of ignorance --
Omissions --
The first cause of moral evil --
Compatibilism or libertarianism --
Free decision --
Choose life.
Responsibility: Steven J. Jensen.

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If the human soul is made for good, then how do we choose evil? On the other hand, perhaps the human soul is not made for good. Perhaps the magnitude of human depravity reveals that the human soul  Read more...

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"This volume contributes significantly to the rich and varied corpus of literature on Thomas Aquinas's philosophical and theological commentaries on sin. In 15 thematic chapters, he carries out an Read more...

 
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