December 13, 2006

An Examined Life...

...examines the Fall, and compares and contrasts Orthodox & Catholic views concerning Original Sin.
Putting aside the useless ideas of Calvin and the antiquated ideas of the Thirty-nine Articles, we are left with those aspects of Augustinianism that are alleged to be a part of the Magisterium. It seems to me that there is very little, if anything, in [Orthodox] Bishop Ware's account of Original Sin that I, myself, disagree with, and I find myself wondering what it is, precisely, that he has in mind here, other than the traces of Augustinianism that are undeniably a part of many a theological Weltanschauung, when he writes that east and west do not entirely concur on the doctrine.

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