(1) The popular tale, as rendered here, is gluey with preaching about a society, dominated by greed, megalomania, and more than a touch of concupiscence , that predictably neglects its offspring.(2) As St Thomas Aquinas, no lightweight himself, put it, ├ö├ç├┐gluttony denotes inordinate concupiscence in eating├ö├ç├û.(3) When Servetus wrote Christianity Restored he sought to expose a corruption, as he saw it, far deeper and more endemic than the concupiscence of a Borgia Pope.(4) As Augustine just discussed in the Christian Heritage quote for today, concupiscence becomes sin - and thus a barrier between us and God - only when we consent to its desires, not simply when we experience and manfully resist them.(5) Pregnant with concupiscence , she beseeched him.(6) It's a deep fear and a sort of intellectual concupiscence since it's easy for me to believe, despite the promises of Christ.(7) Marvell attacks the concupiscence of the King's mistress, Lady Castlemaine, twice in Last Instructions to a Painter.(8) Salutary and worthwhile it is to remind yourself sometimes of how prone you are to what the great Karl Rahner described as ├ö├ç├┐mental concupiscence .├ö├ç├û(9) And what could be more objectifying of women than speaking as though birth control were something that only served male concupiscence ?(10) St Anthony's battle with concupiscence(11) Any distortion of this form is judged a result of Original Sin, evidenced by concupiscence affecting human sexual desire and labeled ├ö├ç├┐disorder.├ö├ç├û(12) Her eyes were wild with concupiscence , and her hair spilled around them like a screen of privacy.(13) Don't worry: he'll get both back, in a climax that mixes concupiscence with capitalism.(14) According to Augustine, sin is concupiscence : that is, a compelling desire or drive to serve one's self rather than God.(15) But the Catholic tradition holds that human perfection lies in loving God, and the means to this goal include freedom from concupiscence and the death of the will.(16) I find it wonderful to consider, from times so long ago, the envy of Cain, the concupiscence of Delilah, the fidelity and failure of Lot.