Of Vice and Sin Considered in Themselves
OF VICE AND SIN CONSIDERED IN THEMSELVES 1We have in the next place to consider vice and sin: about which six points have to be considered:
- Vice and sin considered in themselves;
- their distinction;
- their comparison with one another;
- the subject of sin;
- the cause of sin;
- the effect of sin.
Under the first head there are six points of inquiry:
- Whether vice is contrary to virtue?
- Whether vice is contrary to nature?
- Which is worse, a vice or a vicious act?
- Whether a vicious act is compatible with virtue?
- Whether every sin includes action?
- Of the definition of sin proposed by Augustine
: "Sin is a word, deed, or desire against the eternal law."
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- Contra Faust. xxii