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Sin (TH-640)
Winter/Spring 2004

Behind the word “sin” is a tangled and ancient lexicon of theological insights: original sin, disobedience, stain, burden, separation from God, Satan, hubris, concupiscence, guilt, total depravity, moral pride, self-centeredness, selflessness, self-justification, purgatory, repentance, forgiveness, powers and principalities, temptation, ten commandments, and seven deadly sins. What is it that sin gives us the language for understanding? This question will be explored under the guidance of Saint Augustine and several contemporary writers, with the aim of better understanding a Christian vocabulary of sin. 

Note: students will be expected to read Nick Hornby’s novel, How to Be Good, before the first class meeting on January 27.


Meeting Day, Time and Dates: 
D.Min. Schedule – Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Mar. 9 and 30, and Apr. 27

Professor Kelton CobbKelton Cobb
Professor of Theology and Ethics.

Contact Information:
(860) 509-9513
Dr. Cobb's web page


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