Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 UT

[The sinner declares: “I am righteous. I am an advocate of social justice.”

Then, the sinner promotes Progressive sovereign legislation, building the central state into an all-encompassing temple of multitudes of organizational objectives.

Organization objectives support bureaucracies that treat human beings as subjects to organize according to the desired objectives.

How inhumane.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 UQ

[Law-filled thoughts may justify cruelty, self-dealing, anxiety-relief and lack of faith. The law washes these monstrosities over with perfection of the letter of the law.

Law fixates on the rules. The rules may be misconstrued in order to rendezvous with the sinful attractor in my dying heart. The way that I fulfill the rules may provide me with the pleasures that I crave.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 UD

Is there a difference between the terms free will and free choice?

Augustine wrote of a free will in contrast to a slave will, even though both retained free choice.

Anselm contrasted simple choice (arbitrium) and Christian liberty (libertas). This does not quite fit Augustine’s opposition of free and slave wills.