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Gravity of sin : Augustine, Luther, and Barth on homo incurvatus in se

Author: Matt Jenson
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2006.
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Matt Jenson argues that the image of being 'curved in on oneself' is the best paradigm for understanding sin relationally, that it has sufficient explanatory breadth and depth to be of service to contemporary Christian theology. He looks to Augustine as the Christian source for this image in his various references to humanity's turn to itself, though the threads of a relational account of sin are not drawn together  Read more...
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Jenson, Matt, 1976-
Gravity of sin.
London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2006
(OCoLC)1017658851
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Martin Luther; Karl Barth; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Karl Barth; Martin Luther; Aurelius Augustinus; Martin Luther; Karl Barth; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Martin Luther; Karl Barth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Jenson
ISBN: 0567031373 9780567031372 0567031381 9780567031389
OCLC Number: 72148524
Description: x, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Augustine's inward turn: an ambiguous beginning --
Luther's radical and religious incurvature --
(How) do women sin? : Daphne Hampson and the feminist critique of Luther --
Broadening the range of the metaphor : Barth's threefold description of sin --
Coda.
Responsibility: by Matt Jenson.

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Looks at the influential metaphor of describing sin as 'homo incurvatus in se' (humanity being curved in on oneself) from its origins in Augustine to Luther, Barth and the Feminist theology. This  Read more...

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