Not all devotion to good things is good. Under the heading of idolatry, this chapter offers a partial anatomy of good motives gone bad. This subject is discussed (1) in relation to priorities and excessively consuming passions, (2) in relation to inappropriate “needs” and the sense that life would not be worth living without particular finite goods, and (3) in relation to misidentification of finite goods with the supreme Good.
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