|Theological Anthropology Paper 2|
Concupiscence “is not properly sin in itself” (Haight, 92). In an essay of 1,000-1,500 words or so, explain to an intelligent age-peer how concupiscence is the precondition for sinful choices, describing the existential tension and anxiety that emerges from concupiscence?
You might consider exploring with your reader why an understanding of concupiscence might be more important in a course on spirituality than a merely listing sins that should be avoided (for example, lying, stealing, extra-marital sexual relations, or sins of omission like remaining silent when smears or falsehoods are spoken).
In preparing to write this essay, you might find it helpful to review Father Haight’s treatment of concupiscence and temptation that is found on pages 96-97.
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Theological Anthropology Paper 2