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Eden's garden rethinking sin and evil in an era of scientific promise

Author: Richard J Coleman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. ; Plymouth [u.a.] Rowman & Littlefield 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the notion of sin in a contemporary world that values scientific and nonreligious modes of thought regarding human behavior. Covering themes in religion, philosophy, and theology, this work  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Coleman
ISBN: 9780742552395 9780742552388 0742552381 074255239X
OCLC Number: 1073151057
Description: X, 301 S. Ill.
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: The Swirl of Intellectual Ideas Part 2 Part I: Science's Coming of Age Story Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Knowledge Too Powerful to Be Ignored: The Good and Noble Scientist Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Knowledge Too Good Not to Be Exploited: The Compromised Scientist Part 5 Part II: The New Occasion for an Original Temptation Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Sin of the Common Variety: Distinguishing Sin from Evil, and Sin from Sins Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Sin Uniquely Christian: A Fresh Interpretation of "The Fall" Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Sin's Geneology: The Emergence of Sin Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Science as the New Occasion for Sin: When Humans Overreach Part 10 Part III: Science and Theology in Counterbalance Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Can We Trust Ourselves?: So Much Depends on How We Answer Part 12 Bibliography Part 13 Index Part 14 About the Author
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[Coleman] points out that Adam and Eve must have already had some capacity to make good or bad decisions, else the snake's offer would be futile. Sin, then, is the deliberate transgressing of Read more...

 
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