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and if present, [the objects] procure joy, which dilates the Heart, and preserves the body: If absent, they cause Hope, Love, Desire, Concupiscence.
It is in the context of this spiritual struggle against concupiscence that we can best understand the disorder of covetous desires such as greed, avarice, and envy.
3) Further, concupiscence at least since Augustine of Hippo was associated with attributes considered feminine.
Another is that the Portuguese empire was uniquely characterised by miscegenation, a sign both of tolerance and concupiscence.
With this altered view, which saw the fear of death as being inherent in fallen human nature and to have been deliberately experienced by the sinless Redeemer in the Garden of Gethsemane, went an acknowledgement that the reception of baptism, while it removed the guilt of Original Sin, left a legacy of concupiscence, which meant that the reborn Christian had, for the remainder of his earthly life, to struggle against temptation and could only hope to reach a state of sinlessness after death.
2 Though Sandys' commentary on Ovid equates Scylla with Concupiscence, this is not quite the same thing as equating Scylla with Sin.
In the non-apotheosis of Emilia Galotti, Walsoe-engel discerns the 'Lucretia' pattern underlying the more obvious connections with Virginia; the suspicious reception accorded Lucretia's suicide by later Christian readers is persuasively shown to inform the guilty admission of latent concupiscence that necessitates Emilia's death, making of her a 'failed martyr' (p.
As in reporting in the late 1960s and early 1970s from Ulster, the fact that one ethnic or religious group may be procreating more rapidly than another can be made to carry an aroma of moral laxity and seditious concupiscence.
When you celebrate the mystery of the Lord's death, see to it that by mortifying your bodies, you rid yourself of all vice and concupiscence.
Necessarily linked with conversion and sin is concupiscence and "original sin," that state of infantile narcissism in which we are born, and out of which we are meant to be transfigured from self-centeredness to other-centeredness.
One task for the next generation of theologians, so it seems to me, will be to show how the theology of the body integrates within the Church's more settled vocabulary of virtue, vice, concupiscence, and natural law.