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Wandering in DarknessNarrative and the Problem of Suffering$
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Eleonore Stump

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199277421

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.001.0001

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Other‐Worldly Redemption

Other‐Worldly Redemption

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(p.151) Chapter 8 Other‐Worldly Redemption
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Wandering in Darkness
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Eleonore Stump (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0008

This chapter considers the way in which human moral wrongdoing fragments the psyche of the wrongdoer. It examines the theological doctrine of original sin and argues against attempts to show that a human tendency to moral wrongdoing, of the sort postulated by the doctrine of original sin, is incompatible with the existence of a perfectly good, omniscient, omnipotent God. It then presents the remedies for the human proclivity to moral wrongdoing as Aquinas sees them. These consist in the processes of justification and sanctification. The chapter argues that each of these processes requires a certain kind of passivity and surrender on the part of the person engaged in the process. Contrary to Harry Frankfurt's position that passivity is inimical to the true self and to human flourishing, it is argued that some significant goods for human beings, including the love of friendship, are impossible without some reciprocal passivity.

Keywords:   moral wrongdoing, moral psychology, internal integration, psychological fragmentation, original sin, justification, sanctification, passivity, surrender, Harry Frankfurt

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