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The Transmission of SinAugustine and the Pre-Augustinian Sources$
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Pier Franco Beatrice

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751419

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751419.001.0001

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The Essence and Transmission of Original Sin

The Essence and Transmission of Original Sin

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(p.58) 3 The Essence and Transmission of Original Sin
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The Transmission of Sin
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Pier Franco Beatrice

Adam Kamesar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751419.003.0004

This chapter analyzes the evolution of Augustine's view of marriage and of the role sexual libido plays within marriage. This evolution was accompanied by a corresponding change in his anthropological doctrine, which beginning from a philosophical, especially Neoplatonic, basis took on a more and more biblical, and especially Pauline, character. The process of Augustine's amalgamation of the different ideas is especially complex and problematic.

Keywords:   original sin, St. Augustine, marriage, sexual libido

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