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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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    Abstract

    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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