CHANGING CONCEPTIONS OF ORIGINAL SIN by H. Shelton Smith

CHANGING CONCEPTIONS OF ORIGINAL SIN

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Original Sin"", ""Total Depravity"", ""The Fall of Man""-these are concepts which have a long history characterized by furious theological debates. This book describes the ebb and flow of the theological battle over the nature of Man which has waged within American Protestantism. All the skirmishes, marches, countermarches, advances and retreats and all the commanding generals in the warfare are here described. Beginning with rigid Puritanism in which ""original sin"" was a cardinal doctrine, the author goes on to expound the destrines of the fiery Jonathan Edwards and of ""The Great Awakening"" and the subsequent repercussions and then the varying interpretations of this doctrine which were the subject

Publisher: Scribner