Of the Consequences of Human Actions by Reason of Their Goodness and Malice
We have now to consider the consequences of human actions by reason of their goodness and malice: and under this head there are four points of inquiry:
- Whether a human action is right or sinful by reason of its being good or evil?
- Whether it thereby deserves praise or blame?
- Whether accordingly, it is meritorious or demeritorious?
- Whether it is accordingly meritorious or demeritorious before God?