A Line Through the Human Heart: On Sinning and Being Forgiven

A Line Through the Human Heart: On Sinning and Being Forgiven

by S.J. James V. Schall


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A Line Through the Human Heart is a book of quiet insight that enables us to look at the reality of this world, for only in this way may we come to see it as something flawed, which we can begin to repair simply by our act of acknowledging what is right, what ought to be, what we want to be-beings whose sins are forgiven.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621382256
Publisher: Angelico Press Ltd
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 1,119,820
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments: ix
Introduction: The Freedom to Repent 1
Chapter 1: The Constant Temptation 7
Chapter 2: The Last Christian 13
Chapter 3: Humility and the "Collapse of Joy" 17
Chapter 4: On Original Sin 22
Chapter 5: The "Desire to Be As Gods" 27
Chapter 6: On Justice 33
Chapter 7: On Compassion 38
Chapter 8: On Punishment 42
Chapter 9: On Forgiveness 47
Chapter 10: On Mercy 51
Chapter 11: On Moral Reasoning 56
Chapter 12: On "Severe Penances" 60
Chapter 13: On Fame and Envy 64
Chapter 14: Screwtape on Pleasure 69
Chapter 15: On Losing the Faith 72
Chapter 16: On Forgiven and Forgotten Sins 76
Chapter 17: On Mercy and Mercilessness 81
Chapter 18: On Necessarily Making Us "Good" 84
Chapter 19: On a Cross-Less Catholicism 92
Chapter 20: A Second Look at Hell 96
Chapter 21: On Wrath and Anger 101
Chapter 22: On the Power of Forgiving Sins 104
Chapter 23: The Judgment of God 111
Chapter 24: A World of Justice, Mercy, and Forgiveness 123
Appendix: Fifteen Lies at the Basis of Our Culture 127

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