Lesson 6: Assignments and Readings

Reading Assignments

Jordan Aumann, O.P., Spiritual Theology (Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, 1980), Chapter Seven: “Conversion from Sin.”

Possible Writing Assignments

1. What is the general nature of sin? In what way is every sin (even those against our neighbor) an offense against God?

2. What are original sin’s main effects on us? How do they tend to incline us toward actual sin?

Suggested Readings:

St. Ignatius Loyola, The Spiritual Exercises, #45-90 (the “First Week” that is given toward consideration of sin and the mercy of God).

C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (New York: Macmillan, 1962).


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