Connolly investigates the realities of sin through reflection on different biblical and literary texts. Writers as varied as Sophocles, Graham Greene, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Irvine Welsh help illuminate different models of sin. Physical evil, law and morality, alienation and existence, power and money, spiritual love and failure are some of the ever-compelling themes that are scrutinized. In Dostoevsky's novels, sin is the rejection of life and love and a refusal to commit oneself to destiny. This book rediscovers a truly relational understanding of sin and moves toward a more adult conception of the mystery of sin and forgiveness.
"Connolly's book is a good introduction to thought about sin in the immediate post-Vatican II period." "Hugh Connolly, author of the well-known The Irish Penitentials (1995), draws on his considerable expertise in moral theology to develop a synthetic account of sin that will meet contemporary needs C. [Connolly] consistently interweaves incisive summary insights that build toward his own constructive argument. It's value [the book's] rests in its clear and concise distillation of the meaning of sin as it has developed over the course of the Judeo-Christian tradition." -Theological Studies "As a start to renewing our thinking about sin in an informed and Christian way, it succeeds." New Directions "Connolly's book is a good introduction to thought about sin in the immediate post-Vatican II period." Vivian Boland, The Tablet 26/10/02
Series: New Century S.
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.1 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1