Original Sin and Atonement

OD Crisp

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In this essay I set out some standard models of the atonement. I then use one construal of the doctrine of the transmission of original sin, namely Augustinian realism, and transpose it onto the doctrine of the atonement in order to provide the metaphysical underpinning necessary to motivate a version of the doctrine of penal substitution. I contend that this version of penal substitution avoids the most serious standard objections to the doctrine.
Translated title of the contribution"Original Sin and Atonement"
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology
EditorsThomas P. Flint, Michael C. Rea
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages430 - 451
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780199289202
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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