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

Author: Richard J Coleman
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Coleman
ISBN: 0742552381 9780742552388 074255239X 9780742552395 9780742552388 9780742552395
OCLC Number: 69992320
Description: x, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Knowledge too powerful to be ignored : the good and noble scientist --
Knowledge too good not to be exploited : the compromised scientist --
Sin of the common variety : distinguishing sin from evil and sin from sins --
Sin uniquely Christian : a fresh interpretation of "the fall" --
Sin's genealogy : the emergence of sin --
Science as the occasion for sin : when humans overreach --
What can we expect? so much depends on how we answer.
Responsibility: Richard J. Coleman.
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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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