The Nature of Desire

Griffiths, Paul J.
December 2009
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec2009, Issue 198, p27
The author comments on the nature of human desire. He explains why no particular desire is natural and why Catholic thinkers categorize some desires as natural and others as unnatural. The author argues that human desire suffers from derangement following man's expulsion from the Garden of Eden where human desires were arranged according to God's passions. A discussion of human's desire to speak and desire for food is provided. The author explores the ways by which humans catechized their desires.


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