Of the Cause of Sin, on the Part of the Sensitive Appetite

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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:

  1. Whether a passion of the sensitive appetite can move or incline the will?
  2. Whether it can overcome the reason against the latter's knowledge?
  3. Whether a sin resulting from a passion is a sin of weakness?
  4. Whether the passion of self-love is the cause of every sin?
  5. Of three causes mentioned in 1 Jn. 2:16: "Concupiscence of the eyes, Concupiscence of the flesh," and "Pride of life."
  6. Whether the passion which causes a sin diminishes it?
  7. Whether passion excuses from sin altogether?
  8. Whether a sin committed through passion can be mortal?