I have seen frequent allusions by various people in many places to the eastern
view of the fall, but never a clear exposition of it. Would you care to
enlighten me (and us)? They sound interesting.
Robert Schneider wrote:
> I agree, Burgy. It might be worthwhile mentioning that the doctrine of
> original sin is a western Christian conception and not part of the body of
> doctrine of eastern Christianity. The concept of the Fall is not
> inextricably connected with the doctrine of original sin in the eyes of
> eastern theologians. And there have always been western Christians (myself
> included) who have thought that O.S. is neither an adequate theological
> explanation for human sinfulness nor a prerequisite for God's act of
> salvation in Christ.
> Bob Schneider
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John W Burgeson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 7:24 PM
> Subject: Re: Human origins and doctrine (was Definition of "Species")
> > Adrian wrote: "I fail to see how the doctrine of original sin can be
> > reconciled with
> > a purely evolutionary framework that denies the special creation of
> > humans."
> > Then maybe the "doctrine of original sin" is what needs to be challenged?
> > John Burgeson (Burgy)
> > http://www.burgy.50megs.com
> > (science/theology, quantum mechanics, baseball, ethics,
> > humor, cars, philosophy and much more)
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