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NAMING OUR SINS - HOW RECOGNIZING THE SEVEN DEADLY VICES CAN RENEW THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION - JANA M BENNETT, DAVID CLOUTIER

<br> NAMING OUR SINS - HOW RECOGNIZING THE SEVEN DEADLY VICES CAN RENEW THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION - JANA M BENNETT,  DAVID CLOUTIER


 
What would it take to renew our ability to name our sins in a meaningful and pertinent way? Naming sins is a particularly important task for Catholic moral theology, but it is one that often falls back into a paradigm of simple violations of rules.

In this volume, editors Jana Bennett and David Cloutier gather some of the best of the current generation of moral theologians in order to reflect on the classic tradition of the vices. It is crucial to the Christian understanding of sin that we recognize (a) we bear at least some responsibilities for injuries, and (b) God wants us to participate in the process of healing and conversion. Neither the sin itself nor the healing simply come from somewhere else; the task of naming sins enlists us as mature, growing disciples.

Each chapter takes on a different classical vice, describing the vice, exploring its dimensions in contemporary experience, and moving the reader toward naming specific sins that arise from the vice. The concluding chapters from Catholic priests explore two basic dimensions of the sacrament of penance: liturgical and communal.
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