Ruth Kelso's The Doctrine of the English Gentleman in the 16th Century (Text) Table of Contents: CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION | CHAPTER II WHAT IS A GENTLEMAN | CHAPTER III THE THEORY OF THE FAVORED CLASS | CHAPTER IV OCCUPATIONS FOR THE GENTLEMAN | CHAPTER V THE MORAL CODE OF THE GENTLEMAN | CHAPTER VI THE EDUCATION OF THE GENTLEMAN | CHAPTER VII STUDIES | CHAPTER VIII EXCERCISE AND RECREATION CONCLUSION | FORWARD TO BIBLIOGRAPHICAL LIST | BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES INDEX : actions+(1) | ambitious+(1) | Bassanio+(1) | beneficence+(1) | benefits+(2) | brags+(1) | busybody+(1) | caskets+(1) | Cicero+(2) | common+(1) | country+(2) | covetous+(1) | distrustful+(1) | Dulce_Utile+(1) | dying+(1) | Edmund+(2) | envious+(1) | faithful+(1) | fancy+(1) | Favour+(1) | favours+(2) | flatterer+(1) | fop+(1) | friend+(1) | giving+(1) | good_magistrate+(1) | Hal+(4) | happy_man+(1) | honest+(1) | honour+(1) | humble+(1) | hypocrite+(1) | Iago+(3) | integrity+(2) | justice+(1) | know_thyself+(1) | laws+(1) | Lear+(1) | liberality+(1) | Macbeth+(1) | malecontent+(1) | memory+ | Noble+(1) | Oswald+(2) | Othello+(1) | other_cheek+(4) | passions+(1) | patient+(1) | penitent+(1) | plain+(1) | PlainDealer+(2) | presumptuous+(1) | profane+(1) | reason+(2) | Reason_passion+(1) | regeneration+(1) | revenge+(1) | ring+(1) | Saussure_system+(1) | Shylock+(2) | slothful+(1) | stingy_mean+(1) | Stoic+(1) | Stoicism+(1) | Stoics+(2) | studies+(1) | superstitious+(1) | Theophrastus+(1) | trust+(1) | unconstant+(1) | unthrift+(1) | usury+(1) | vainglorious+(1) | valiant+(1) | Wyf+(3) View Ruth Kelso's The Doctrine of the English Gentleman in the 16th Century (Text)
It is an interesting secret, which emerges from the careful study of Catholic doctrine, as it has been articulated through the centuries. If we want to understand the Devil, that is the first place to look. The Church is the expert on demonic activity, having been in active competition with the infernal powers all this time. She is kept on her toes as their principal target. Until recently, she spoke with one clear voice, the words of Our Saviour, and indeed, were it not for divine assistance she would have succumbed to the satanic service, long long ago.
Moral justifications for violence make so little sense as ruses that we have to assume they’re at least somewhat sincere. That’s an uncomfortable thought. If we accept that dangerous people might be motivated by genuine moral beliefs, we confront a troublingly subjective dimension to morality as such. At the very least, we must face the possibility that one can be sincerely wrong about it. And once you go that far, it’s a short leap to thinking maybe we’re the ones who are wrong, or that there’s nothing to be right about in the first place.