Of the Cause of Sin, on the Part of the Sensitive Appetite
We must now consider the cause of sin, on the part of the sensitive appetite, as to whether a passion of the soul may be a cause of sin: and under this head there are eight points of inquiry:
- Whether a passion of the sensitive appetite can move or incline the will?
- Whether it can overcome the reason against the latter's knowledge?
- Whether a sin resulting from a passion is a sin of weakness?
- Whether the passion of self-love is the cause of every sin?
- Of three causes mentioned in 1 Jn. 2:16: "Concupiscence of the eyes, Concupiscence of the flesh," and "Pride of life."
- Whether the passion which causes a sin diminishes it?
- Whether passion excuses from sin altogether?
- Whether a sin committed through passion can be mortal?