Stripped and wounded. The medieval background of Roman Catholic views on the effects of the Fall in (post)-Tridentine theology: The medieval background of Roman Catholic views on the effects of the fall in (post)-Tridentine theology

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Abstract

The Roman Catholic view on original sin is said to entail only the loss of original justice without intrinsic damage to human nature as such. In this paper I argue that this has indeed been the dominant view since the 16th century and was attributed to Thomas Aquinas but that in fact it goes back to Duns Scotus, not Thomas Aquinas. In the background was the shift from an Augustinian, historical-empirical view on 'human nature' to an Aristotelian, metaphysical and normative view on 'human nature'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Synod of Dort
Place of PublicationGöttingen
PublisherVandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN (Print)978-3-525-54077-0
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Thomas Aquinas
  • original sin
  • reformation

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