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By William M. Greathouse, H. Ray Dunning

This paintings takes the fundamental tenets of John Wesley and states them in additional modern phrases. a superb source in the event you wish to comprehend the Wesleyan culture. Paper.

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For instance, he says: “The injustice of the first man is imputed to little ones when they are born so that they are subject to punishment, just as the righteousness of the second man is imputed to little ones who are reborn . . 57; cf. 38). Augustine defends original sin by pointing to the involuntary nature of infant baptism, where the parents stand in for the child; the implication is that Adam stood in for all of us when he sinned in the garden. Yet Augustine’s understanding of imputation and “standing in for” is not forensic, and thus he did not develop this line of thought in the legal manner later thinkers did.

40). The primal sin was committed under special circumstances, circumstances not available to Adam’s progeny. 46; cf. 41). 34). 7. As Anselm notes, “original sin would seem to take its name from the origin of each human person . . each individual contracts original sin with his own origin” (Anselm 1998b, 359). Thus, he suggests, it might also be called “natural” sin. Augustine sympathizes with Anselm’s view—though he emphasizes that original sin is “natural” only for humanity’s “second,” post-lapsarian, nature.

23). 3). Thus, carnal concupiscence is the disordering of the whole person—soul and body. For Augustine, post-lapsarian sexual desire exemplifies this disobedience with painful clarity. 26 Yet these desires come and go without our permission or direction, and they are not properly oriented toward higher goods. 71). Could we ask for a clearer indication of disorder, Augustine wonders. Proper 25. The pleasure of the spirit, Augustine adds, is the longing for the courts of the Lord to keep the commandments.

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