6 01, 2016

The origin of the strange concept called sin

By |2016-01-06T06:46:15-07:00January 6th, 2016|Thoughts|

                                                                               The Origin of Sin                                     There is no concept of “sin” in the Hebrew Bible as a distorting stain upon the soul that requires a kind of supernatural atonement or cleansing process, as the concept is understood today. To the contrary, wrong behavior is seen in scripture in a rational, natural way. [...]

18 10, 2014

The origin of “sin”

By |2014-10-18T22:04:06-07:00October 18th, 2014|Book Reviews|

                                                Review by Israel Drazin                                                                    Sin The Early History of an Idea By Paula Fredriksen Princeton University Press, 2012, 209 pages Paperback Cost: $14.28   Professor Paula Fredriksen of Boston University’s book on the development of the concept of sin begins with the view of Jesus and not with the prior Jewish [...]