Of Vice and Sin Considered in Themselves

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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:

  1. Vice and sin considered in themselves;
  2. their distinction;
  3. their comparison with one another;
  4. the subject of sin;
  5. the cause of sin;
  6. the effect of sin.
Under the first head there are six points of inquiry:
  1. Whether vice is contrary to virtue?
  2. Whether vice is contrary to nature?
  3. Which is worse, a vice or a vicious act?
  4. Whether a vicious act is compatible with virtue?
  5. Whether every sin includes action?
  6. Of the definition of sin proposed by Augustine
2: "Sin is a word, deed, or desire against the eternal law."


  1. SIX ARTICLES
  2. Contra Faust. xxii