February 18, 2002

"Paul made the breakthrough between the universal destination of the
Gospel and the universal condition of sin. Christian theology would call
Paul's synthesis the doctrine of "original sin". Christian theologians
and preachers have, unfortunately, not yet succeeded in developing and
presenting a coherent anthropology of original sin. Part of this
challenge is to derive a correct exegesis of the highly symbolic creation
narratives which contain fundamental truths in a very sophisticated,
ficitional genre. Despite the evident commonness and frequency of sin,
it reamins something of a mystery, still dominating us rather than we
dominating it."
- Msgr. Herron in Catholic Times.

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