For restraining concupiscence
we have the negative commandment, "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow," whereby we restrain our impulses as we confront a myriad of circumstances in this world of flux.
The problem lies in the French word concupiscence
, which Calvin uses repeatedly.
On the contrary, I would like to set a modest goal by focusing on concupiscence
as one of the problems.
Thomas Aquinas' Summa Contra Gentiles, suggest that in marriage physical beauty is less to be sought than the highest order of friendship: in fact, Aquinas uses the term amicitia along with amor to avoid any possible confusion with "the love of concupiscence
," (3) or, as we might call it in more vernacular terms, "falling in lust.
The way that the sacrament of matrimony confirms the natural purpose of marriage is evident in the remedy marriage provides for concupiscence
and in Aquinas' rejection of polygamy and divorce.
The lure of the new and the next is merely a disguise for the original sin: concupiscence
, the sin of more.
Never can they be as harsh as I deserve, for although holy matrimony has made my conception legitimate, I confess that concupiscence
mingled its venom therewith and that it has urged me to commit faults which displease you.
Through the interactions of the two main characters--a soldier returning from battle in Burma and his cousin who finds herself in an ever-less-tenable marriage--Ooka engages in an almost clinical examination of the consequences of unchecked concupiscence
, rampant egoism, and a tenaciously dogmatic belief in tradition.
Here, as a relief from all this exhibition's sweatiness, is dusky shadow, which acts as a poignant foil to the knocking shop in which the scene of concupiscence
For example, while the effort to argue for Augustine's role as a shaper of earlier traditions is admirable, the discussion implies that Augustine viewed concupiscence
only as the penalty for sin and not as sin itself (63-65) and says that medieval theologians "exhibited no particular difficulties with original sin" (77).
Even intercourse between wife and husband for the sake of producing a baby cannot escape the taint of concupiscence
, which is overweening desire.
is present in all men and in all areas of their lives; it is born of original sin but is not itself a sin.
The hors d'oeuvres movement of this Symphonie Fantastique featured lavish trays of the cuisine of concupiscence
, fat shrimp and fleshy, scary oysters.
In poems such as the Prisons and the Mirror of the Sinful Soul, Marguerite makes frequent reference to the alternating anguish and hope of the soul imprisoned in the body ("Ma paovre ame, esclave, et prisonniere, / Les piedz liez par sa concupiscence
It was not possible to engage in the sexual act without sinful concupiscence