Sin

Sin

The Early History of An Idea

Book - 2012
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Tells the story of early Christian concepts of sin, exploring the ways that sin came to shape ideas about God no less than about humanity. Long before Christianity, of course, cultures had articulated the idea that human wrongdoing violated relations with the divine. But Sin tells how, in the fevered atmosphere of the four centuries between Jesus and Augustine, singular new Christian ideas about sin emerged in rapid and vigorous variety, including the momentous shift from the belief that sin is something one does to something that one is born into. As the original defining circumstances of their movement quickly collapsed, early Christians were left to debate the causes, manifestations, and remedies of sin.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2012
Description: vii, 209 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780691128900
0691128901
Branch Call Number: 241.3 Fre

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