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'.
|Title of host publication||The Synod of Dort|
|Place of Publication||Göttingen|
|Publisher||Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2020|
- Thomas Aquinas
- original sin