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Original Sin: A Flawed Inheritance

Henry, Martin (2000) Original Sin: A Flawed Inheritance. Irish Theological Quarterly, 65 (1). pp. 3-12.

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The doctrine of original sin has left its negative mark not only on theology, but according to Nietzsche, on Western civilisation as a whole. Augustine generally takes the blame for this sombre tradition, not least because of his association of procreation with the transmission of original sin. Despite its apparent endorsement of pessimism, does the doctrine nonetheless conceal an unexpected message of hope?

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Original Sin
Academic Unit: St Patrick's College, Maynooth > Faculty of Theology
Item ID: 629
Depositing User: Martin Henry
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2007
Journal or Publication Title: Irish Theological Quarterly
Publisher: Pontifical University Maynooth
Refereed: Yes

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