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Original Sin: Origins, Developments, Contemporary Meanings

Original Sin: Origins, Developments, Contemporary Meanings

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  • ISBN-13: 9780809141289
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Release Date: Nov 01, 2002
  • Edition: 10.2.2002
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.85 x 9.10 x 6.02 inches


In a clear and methodical manner Tatha Wiley explores the many dimensions of the conflicting yet fundamental concept of original sin. She explores the Christian origins, patristic developments and medieval interpretations of original sin, then traces the emergence of the idea of original sin, the questions the idea answered, and the development of original sin as a Christian doctrine in the early centuries of Christianity. Finally, she brings the discussion to the present with the modern scientific, historical, and philosophical challenges posed to the doctrine along with contemporary reinterpretations of it. This book is valuable reading for theologians, university and seminary graduate students, and nonprofessionals who may be intrigued by this subject.

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