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Bound to Sin: Abuse, Holocaust and the Christian Doctrine of Sin / Edition 1
     

Bound to Sin: Abuse, Holocaust and the Christian Doctrine of Sin / Edition 1

by Alistair McFadyen
 

ISBN-10: 0521438683

ISBN-13: 9780521438681

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book discusses the Christian doctrine of sin in relation to sexual abuse of children and the Holocaust, allowing these pathological situations to illuminate and question our understanding of sin. Taking seriously the explanatory power of secular discourses for analyzing and regulating therapeutic action in relation to such situations, the book asks whether the

Overview

This book discusses the Christian doctrine of sin in relation to sexual abuse of children and the Holocaust, allowing these pathological situations to illuminate and question our understanding of sin. Taking seriously the explanatory power of secular discourses for analyzing and regulating therapeutic action in relation to such situations, the book asks whether the theological language of sin can offer further illumination by speaking of God and the world together. The book is unusual in discussing the Holocaust in relation to Christian doctrine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438681
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine Series , #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Part I. Drawing into Conversation: 1. The loss of God: pragmatic atheism and the language of sin; 2. Speaking morally? The case of original sin; 3. Testing, testing: theology in concrete conversation; Part II. Concrete Pathologies: 4. Bound by silence: sexual abuse of children; 5. What was the problem? 'The Final Solution' and the binding of reason; Part III. Testing the Inheritance: 6. Willing; 7. Power and participation: feminist theologies of sin; 8. Augustine's will; 9. A question of standards: trinity, joy, worship and idolatry; 10. Concrete idolatries; Index of names; Index of subjects.

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