Bound to Sin: Abuse, Holocaust, and the Christian Doctrine of Sin

Synopsis

This book discusses the Christian doctrine of sin in relation to sexual abuse of children and the Holocaust, allowing these pathological situations to illuminate and question our understanding of sin. Taking seriously the explanatory power of secular discourses for analyzing and regulating therapeutic action in relation to such situations, the book asks whether the theological language of sin can offer further illumination by speaking of God and the world together. The book is unusual in discussing the Holocaust in relation to Christian doctrine.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2000