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Sanctification and Corruption

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print June 1989 | ISBN: 9780198248491
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598555 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198248490.003.0012

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Sanctification and Corruption

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Sanctification is achieved by pleading the Atonement made by Christ, and by gradually coming to form true moral beliefs and making oneself naturally inclined to conform to them. It is the function of the Church to facilitate this process. Total corruption occurs when a human yields so constantly to bad desires that he becomes their prisoner and loses the moral beliefs that incline him to resist them.

Keywords: Aquinas; Church; corruption; moral belief; sanctification

Chapter.  7441 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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