We must now consider the recovery of virtues by means of Penance, under which head there are six points of inquiry:
A Whether virtues are restored through Penance?
A Whether they are restored in equal measure?
A Whether equal dignity is restored to the penitent?
A Whether works of virtue are deadened by subsequent sin?
A Whether works deadened by sin revive through Penance?
A Whether dead works, i. e. works that are done without charity, are quickened by Penance?