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Digms of the earliest Church Fathers on the one hand and the scholastic theologians on the other IT demonstrates the integrity of the faith and apophatic theology of early Church in sharp contrast to the Augustinian and scholastic rationalism expressed by the aphorism credo intellegam or 'I believe in order to comprehend' Dr Romanides devoted his life to the authentic Tradition of the Church Fathers differentiating it from the post Augustinian thought worlds that had obscured it even in the Orthodox Ea. over my head in many respects

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The Ancestral sin

All the origin of death soteriology and God's relations with the world were exposited as the doctrines of the primitive Church by the Apostolic and post Apostolic Fathers of the first and second centuries Hindered by the paradigms of post Augustinian thought Western Christianity has rarely understood these doctrines that predate by several centuries the commonly held juridical ideas of original sin and atonement This book is the only in depth comparative study of these doctrines and the underlying para. The Catholics and Protestants call it Original Sin but freuently mean Original Guilt a guilt incurred by every human for Adam s transgression This is not however like much of Western Christian dogma what the first Christians believed The Black Ice Score (Parker, underlying para. The Catholics and Protestants call it Original Sin but freuently mean Original Guilt a guilt incurred by every human for Adam s transgression This is not however like much of Western Christian dogma what the first Christians believed

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Internationally esteemed as one of the most outstanding Greek Orthodox theologians and patristic scholars of our time Fr John Romanides was also a groundbreaking pioneer Paradoxically he did not break new but neglected and hallowed ancient ground In an age of religious syncretism and rationalism this classic work brings to light ancient truths long ago replaced by juridical schemes and forgotten in most Christian denomination Truths regarding the creation 'ex nihilo' the destiny of man Adam's sin and f. Romanides spends a fair amount of the book describing and explaining Western notions of original sin and then showing their inadeuacies and failures as the foil to an Eastern idea of ancestral sin In contrast to what he describes as Augustinian scholastic and Protestant ideas ancestral sin has some intellectual appeal However if had just tried to explain the Orthodox idea of ancestral by itself without contrasting it to the Western ideas I m not so sure ancestral sin would look uite as strong as their are some holes in it as well Nevertheless the Eastern ideas of understanding humanity sin death and the Fall have a stronger appeal to me He points out a number of ideas that I ve not seen presented before as the official Orthodox understanding perhaps because Orthodox s tradition is broad than he suggests and their is diversity in the teachings of the Patristic writers than he admits to


7 thoughts on “The Ancestral sin

  1. says:

    This book is a primarily unhelpful polemic from start to finish Romanides main point seems to be to show how the West is woefully wrong concerning sin and death sinfully wrong perhaps and how the East contains only the righ

  2. says:

    Romanides spends a fair amount of the book describing and explaining Western notions of original sin and then showing their inadeuacies and failures as the foil to an Eastern idea of ancestral sin In contrast to what he describes as Augustinian scholastic and Protestant ideas ancestral sin has some intellectual appeal However if had just tr

  3. says:

    I have a strong ambivalence about this book On the one hand it is a remarkably insightful look at how sin and death came i

  4. says:

    The Catholics and Protestants call it Original Sin but freuently mean Original Guilt a guilt incurred by every human for Adam's transgression This is not however like much of Western Christian dogma what the first Christians believed

  5. says:

    Chapter two completely dismantles Thomism The rest is decent except for the denial of judicial language and a weak view of Providence

  6. says:

    over my head in many respects

  7. says:

    Fr Romanies was absolutely gushing over western Christianity in this book His treatment of Christus victor is worth consid

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