The Fall to Violence: Original Sin in Relational Theology

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Continuum, 1994 - Religion - 168 pages
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In this book, Suchocki argues that the condition of "original sin" is not primarily a "rebellion against God," but a "rebellion against creation." Sin is action that, whether intentionally or not, contributes to the ill-being of earth or its inhabitants. Its underlying root is not "pride," but a triadic structure that involves (1) a human bent toward aggression that easily tends toward violence; (2) the solidarity of human beings with one another and their environing world, so that to some degree each participates in the plight of all; and (3) social structures that invariably influence the consciousness and conscience of participants in those structures.
Given these three factors, to be human is necessarily to be a participant in conditions that make for ill-being as well as well-being. Suchocki concludes her discussion with an interpretation of forgiveness as willing the well-being of victim and violator in the fullest possible knowledge of the nature of the violence. Forgiveness, or living and acting from the will toward well-being, breaks the chain of violence, answering sin with grace.

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A theology book loaned by a friend, prompted by a conversation about evil. I found the first third of the book finely diced arguments with a whiff of the "dancing on the head of a pin" to it, but ... Read full review

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Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki is Ingraham Professor of Theology and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Academic Dean of the School of Theology at Claremont.

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