On the one hand, because consumerism does involve an immoderate attachment to the goods of this world, as we have argued in section 2, we have traced this attachment to concupiscence
and covetousness and have argued that we need the practice of Christian asceticism.
I would like to suggest that town governments pursued sexual crimes in part because lawmakers believed that one cause of disorder - in the state as within the family - was concupiscence
, which they associated with feminine nature.
The death of the soul could be cured by baptism; but the survival of concupiscence
in the mind and the weakening of the body gave physical death a penal quality, which had not been understood by earlier theologians.
In contrast, as Kelly indicates, postlapsarian man languishes in a state of guilt, confusion, and misery, epitomized by "enslavement to ignorance, concupiscence
and death" (364).
Sometimes, following tradition, he makes love of concupiscence
self-regarding and love of friendship other-regarding, but sometimes, in an apparent inconsistency, he presents the two loves as directed to goods and persons respectively, allowing both love of concupiscence
for goods desired for others and love of friendship for oneself.
Hammer, `Sex and the Virgin Queen: Aristocratic Concupiscence
and the Court of Elizabeth I.
For many Protestants the possibility of it new marriage was essential because they held marriage to be the divinely appointed remedy for human concupiscence
From the Catholic point of view, a major problem arises when the Declaration (nos 28-30) speaks of the justified as sinner, because in baptism any real sin is eliminated, and the concupiscence
is therefore not sin in the proper, authentic sense of the word.
Third, it is not true that "procreation is the primary purpose of marriage and the remedy for concupiscence
16) The corrupted root of all these many and various lusts is the same terrible concupiscence
that first afflicted Adam and Eve.
One way the soul can go wrong is what our great spiritual writers used to call concupiscence
, or errant desire.
Hence the Pauline phrase corpus huius mortis defines the situation of humanity even after the remission of sins in baptism, since concupiscence
remains in the body (p.
The third section looks at prayer in the other antipelagian sermons and various other themes that are emphasized in them, such as prayer as a remedy against sin, as a sign of our universal need for help, and specifically as a help in the fight against concupiscence
Van Oort, a contemporary Augustinian scholar, that Augustine's doctrine of the two wills and concupiscence
led the Church into a Manichaean position.
A chronicle, instead, of everyday life that could be set anywhere and anytime, it explores two paradoxical aspects of our existence: our ability to communicate through the abstract tools of language, and our concomitant enslavement to concupiscence
, hunger, sleepiness, constipation, and flatulence--to mention just some of the sometimes disconcerting aspects of our corporeal existence that this novel gleefully catalogues.