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By Pier Franco Beatrice

Initially released in Italian in 1978, The Transmission of Sin is a research of the origins of the doctrine of unique sin, the most vital teachings of the Catholic Church. whereas the doctrine has a foundation in biblical resources, it came upon its vintage expression within the paintings of St. Augustine. but Augustine didn't determine his idea at the foundation of the biblical texts on my own, quite he sought to appreciate them within the context of the spiritual taking into consideration his personal time. Pier Franco Beatrice's paintings seeks to light up that context, and detect the post-biblical affects on Augustine's thought.

Although he made substantial efforts to safeguard and complex the doctrine of hereditary guilt, says Beatrice, the doctrine already existed prior to Augustine and was once in reality common within the Christianity of the time, really within the West. He locates its origins in Egypt within the moment 1/2 the second one century CE, in Jewish-Christian circles that observed sexual congress because the resource of the actual and ethical corruption that afflicts all people. In response to this severe view, which rejected marriage and procreation as inherently evil, different theologians constructed a extra average place, spotting basically own sin, that could now not be inherited. Beatrice argues that Augustine's doctrine exemplified a synthesis of those developments which might eventually triumph because the orthodox Catholic position.

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