Original Sin: Origins, Developments, Contemporary Meanings / Edition 1

Original Sin: Origins, Developments, Contemporary Meanings / Edition 1

by Tatha Wiley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809141280

ISBN-13: 9780809141289

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Paulist Press

Original Sin: Origins, Developments, Contemporary Meanings is the first full-scale assessment in many decades of one of the most fundamental of theological doctrines. Theologian Tatha Wiley methodically traces the emergence and initial function of the doctrine of Original Sin, then follows its rich development through the patristic and medieval centuries, and pays…  See more details below

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Original Sin: Origins, Developments, Contemporary Meanings is the first full-scale assessment in many decades of one of the most fundamental of theological doctrines. Theologian Tatha Wiley methodically traces the emergence and initial function of the doctrine of Original Sin, then follows its rich development through the patristic and medieval centuries, and pays particular attention to modern ideas that have made this influential doctrine so problematic for contemporary believers. She not only highlights how and why recent theologians from Niebuhr to Ruether have sought to retrieve and rethink the doctrine, but also addresses an important question: "What does the doctrine of Original Sin have to say to us today?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809141289
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
Introduction3
Pt. IOrigins and Developments of the Doctrine
1Christian Origins13
2The Early Patristic Tradition37
3Augustine and the Classical Tradition56
4Anselm, Thomas, the Reformers, and Trent76
Pt. IIModern and Contemporary Meanings
5Modernity103
6Original Sin in a Contemporary Context127
7Original Sin in Feminist Theology153
8Sustained Unauthenticity179
9Original Sin and Its Meaning205
Notes209
Index265

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