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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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Sin and Death in the Theology of Paul

Sin and Death in the Theology of Paul

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(p.112) 6 Sin and Death in the Theology of Paul
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The Transmission of Sin
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Pier Franco Beatrice

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751419.003.0007

This chapter examines whether Paul really did teach a doctrine of original sin; and if Augustine was right in vigorously answering the question in the affirmative, and with him the later Latin tradition in its entirety. It argues that Augustine was wrong in trying to attribute to Paul his own views. While Augustine understood perfectly Paul's teaching on the universality of sin, he attempted to derive from Rom 5:12ff. more than the text allows when he read into it the concept of original sin.

Keywords:   original sin, St. Augustine, Paul, Pelagians, sin, universality

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