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Christian Conception of:
*free will/ choice
freedom=1 choice: obedience to God
*if you don’t choose this, you’re a slave to your body
*2 parts: soul and body
*soul is rational, exercises control over body
*connection between faith and works
*works don’t do anything or matter, but if you have faith, you do the works
*why do the works? They are a means to an end: self-discipline, spirituality
*freedom-ability to make the choice to believe in God
*choosing to believe sets you free
*not choosing to believe-not free
*how are you not free?
*you are a slave to your body, impulses (particularly sexual impulses)
*what’s wrong with that? Your soul is what is connected to God, not your body
Sexual control*it has to do with controlling female reproduction, and knowing the paternity ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course PHIL Philosophy taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oglethorpe.
- Spring '11