The Origin and Propagation of Sin Paperback

by Frederick Robert Tennant;


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The Origin and Propagation of Sin

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This book is the 1906 second edition of the Hulsean Lectures delivered at the University of Cambridge between 1901 and 1902. In these four lectures, F. R. Tennant challenges conventional teachings on Original Sin and the story of the Fall, arguing that his contemporaries had misinterpreted the biblical presentation of sin and its manifestations. Tennant aims to redefine the sin of both the race and the individual, and in doing so engages with traducianism and the philosophies of Malebranche, Kant and Hegel. He argues that action predates modern conceptions of right and wrong, and that transgression is only sin if the actor is aware of what is morally right. Of course, these theories were met with great opposition, an opposition which Tennant uses the preface of this second edition to confront. These fascinating lectures and their appendages will be of great interest to scholars of Christian theology and the fin de siecle alike.

The Origin and Propagation of Sin by Frederick Robert Tennant was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2011. The ISBN for The Origin and Propagation of Sin is 9780521238571.

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Page last updated 26th September 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (September 2011)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Weight300g
Number of Pages272
Thickness16 mm
Height203 mm
Width127 mm
ISBN9780521238571
ISBN-100521238579
Product Code4024921
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