Evolution and the doctrine of Original Sin
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Published by Newman Press in Glen Rock, N. J .
Written in English


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Originally published as Evolutie in de erfzonder, Desclee, 1965.

StatementDr, S. Trooster ; translated from the French by John Al Ter Haar.
The Physical Object
Pagination138p.
Number of Pages138
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Open LibraryOL17514723M

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The doctrine of original sin is a rather interesting case of a Christian teaching that is near the center of Christian thought, which has changed over time, and which does not have the same stable basis in creeds and confessions as the doctrine of the Trinity does. Evolution and the Doctrine of Original Sin: Christian Courier. Denominationalists are vulnerable in defending creation due to erroneous views of the fall of man. Denominationalists are vulnerable in defending creation due to erroneous views of the fall of man. Christian Courier. Articles. therefore, the doctrine of original sin does not excuse us because of an inherited weakness or evolutionary immaturity but rather emphasizes our responsibility for the presence of evil in the world. 'Aquinas, Original Sin, and the Challenge of Evolution stands out among the best works in recent constructive theology. Houck retrieves and carries forward earlier Thomistic debates about original sin, as part of staking out his own position on this crucial topic in light of contemporary scientific : Daniel W. Houck.

Without the doctrine of original sin, this paradox of humanity is an even deeper mystery. Modern thinkers may claim that evolution disproves original sin, even though evolution is still only a.   It's contradicted by evolution. The doctrine of original sin is based on the idea that God created a perfect world, and that humanity damaged it and themselves by disobeying him.   Secondly, our understanding of both evolution and biblical science makes it even more obvious than before how far from the intent of the biblical authors was any doctrine of original sin (careful exegesis of Romans 5, for example, has led many scholars to hold that Augustine developed his view of original sin based on a mistranslation by the.   However, Teilhard also aimed to show that the doctrine of original sin could be understood as the condition for the original act of creation. Evolution suggests that humans exist in a process of becoming, rather than being made perfect from the start. Adam and Eve are therefore best understood as images of sin, not as our biological ancestors.

original sin, in Christian theology, the sin of Adam, by which all humankind fell from divine Augustine was the fundamental theologian in the formulation of this doctrine, which states that the essentially graceless nature of humanity requires redemption to save it. The purpose of baptism is to wash away original sin and to restore the individual to an innocent state, although even. Using clues provided by evolution and process thought, the author suggests an interpretation of original sin that incorporates both modern Catholic scholarship and scientific evidence. Ultimately. Original sin, in Christian doctrine, the condition or state of sin into which each human being is born; also, the origin of that state. Traditionally, the origin has been ascribed to the sin of the first man, Adam, who disobeyed God in eating the forbidden fruit of knowledge of good and evil. The Doctrine of Original Sin. Therefore, just as through one person sin entered the world, and through sin, death, and thus death came to all, inasmuch as all sinned--Romans The first man: Adam. In order to understand the doctrine of original sin, it is necessary to .