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Title: Bound to Sin: Abuse, Holocaust and the Christian Doctrine of Sin
Author: McFadyen, Alistair
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2000
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521438681
Volumes: 1; Pages: 270
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This book discusses the Christian doctrine of sin in relation to sexual abuse of children and the Holocaust, allowing these pathological situations to illuminate and question our understanding of sin. Taking seriously the explanatory power of secular discourses for analyzing and regulating therapeutic action in relation to such situations, the book asks whether the theological language of sin can offer further illumination by speaking of God and the world together. The book is unusual in discussing the Holocaust in relation to Christian doctrine. Discusses doctrine in relation to practical situations (abuse and the holocaust) Offers a fresh understanding of sin Faces squarely the challenge of secular culture to Christian faith and theology in the modern worldContentsPart I. Drawing into Conversation1. The loss of God: pragmatic atheism and the language of sin2. Speaking morally? The case of original sin3. Testing, testing: theology in concrete conversationPart II. Concrete Pathologies4. Bound in silence: sexual abuse of children5. What was the problem? 'The Final Solution' and the binding of reasonPart III. Testing the Inheritance6. Willing7. Power and participation: feminist theologies of sin8. Augustine's will9. A question of standards: Trinity, joy, worship and idolatry10. Concrete idolatries.