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Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259946

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199259941.001.0001

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The Human Condition: Created and Sinful

The Human Condition: Created and Sinful

(p.165) 5 The Human Condition: Created and Sinful

Gerald O'Collins SJ

Mario Farrugia SJ

Oxford University Press

This chapter first sets out the relationship between creator and creature, paying particular attention to the unique place of human beings and their call to be stewards of creation. Then, the chapter describes sin, both ‘original’ sin inherited from the first human beings and personal sin (either grave or venial).

Keywords:   Augustine, Ecology, Image of God, Pelagius, Science

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