Item description for Bound to Sin: Abuse, Holocaust and the Christian Doctrine of Sin (Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine) by Alistair I. McFadyen...
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 and vice versa. It is more theological than most discus
Publishers Description This title tests the explanatory and descriptive power of the doctrine of sin in relation to two concrete situations: sexual abuse of children and the Holocaust. Taking seriously the explanatory power of secular discourses for analyzing and regulating therapeutic action in relation to such situations, the author asks whether the theological language of sin can offer further illumination by speaking of God and the world together. Through the text's discussion of abuse and the Holocaust, an engagement with Augustine, original sin and feminism, an insight is offered into both the theology of sin and the pathologies under consideration. The understanding of sin that emerges is centred on joyful worship of the trinitarian God. This essay is more systematic and more theological than most practical, pastoral or applied theology and more practical and concrete than most systematic or constructive theology. It is a genuinely concrete, systematic theology.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 9, 2006
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521438683 ISBN13 9780521438681
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More About Alistair I. McFadyen
Dr. Alistair McFadyen is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, England. Dr. Alistair McFayden is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, UK. Dr. Michael Sarot is Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion at the University of Utrecht.
Alistair I. McFadyen has published or released items in the following series...
Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine
Society for the Study of Theology/Exploration in Contemporary Th