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Author Houck, Daniel W., 1987-
Title Aquinas, original sin, and the challenge of evolution / Daniel W. Houck, John Leland Center for Theological Studies.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020.

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 ATHENAEUM NEW BOOKS  233.14 T454 H835    DUE 01-05-21  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 ATHENAEUM NEW BOOKS  233.14 T454 H835    DUE 01-05-21  
Author Houck, Daniel W., 1987-
Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Sin, Original -- History of doctrines.
Evolution (Biology) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Description ix, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-272) and index.
Summary "Is original sin compatible with evolution? Many today believe the answer is "No." Engaging Aquinas's revolutionary account of the doctrine, Daniel W. Houck argues that there is not necessarily a conflict between this Christian teaching and mainstream biology. He draws on neglected texts outside the Summa Theologiae to show that Aquinas focused on humanity's loss of friendship with God-not the corruption of nature (or personal guilt). Aquinas's account is theologically attractive in its own right. Houck proposes, moreover, a new Thomist view of original sin that is consonant with evolution. This account is developed in dialogue with biblical scholarship on Jewish hamartiology and salient modern thinkers (including Kant, Schleiermacher, Barth, and Schoonenberg), and it is systematically connected to debates over nature, grace, the desire for God, and justification. In addition, the book canvasses a number of neglected premodern approaches to original sin, including those of Anselm, Abelard, and Lombard"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781108493697 (hardback)
1108493696
9781108725439 (paperback)
1108725430
9781108642927 (epub)
9781316998359 (PDF ebook)
OCLC # 1114419769
Additional Format Online version: Houck, Daniel W., 1987- Aquinas, original sin, and the challenge of evolution Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020. 9781108642927 (DLC) 2019042220.


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