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The Gravity of Sin: Augustine, Luther, and Barth on Homo Incurvatus in Se

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Expanding on Augustine's views, Luther insists that humanity is incurvatus in se (curved in upon itself) at its deepest levels; that is, our priorities are warped---we put our own interests above others'. Jenson shows, too, how these ideas were developed by Barth, then critiques the most common feminist objections. 202 pages, softcover. T. & T. Clark.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 202
Vendor: Continuum International
Dimensions: 9.2 X 6.2 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0567031381
ISBN-13: 9780567031389
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Matt Jenson argues that the image of being 'curved in on oneself' is the best paradigm for understanding sin relationally, that it has sufficient explanatory breadth and depth to be of service to contemporary Christian theology. He looks to Augustine as the Christian source for this image in his various references to humanity's turn to itself, though the threads of a relational account of sin are not drawn together with any systematic consequence until Martin Luther's description of 'homo incurvatus in se' in his commentary on Romans. Luther radicalizes Augustine's conception by applying this relational view of sin to the totus homo and by emphasizing its appearance, above all, in homo religiosus. The Western tradition of sin understood paradigmatically as pride has been recently called into question by feminist theologians. Daphne Hampson's critique of Luther on this front is considered and critiqued. Though she is right to call attention to the insufficiency of his and Augustine's myopic focus on pride, the question remains whether 'incurvatus in se' can operate paradigmatically as an umbrella concept covering a far wider range of sins. Karl Barth's extension of 'incurvatus in se' to apply more broadly to pride, sloth and falsehood suggests that incurvature can do just that.

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