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Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

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For more than 1,500 years, the claim that Adam's Fall might be considered 'fortunate' has been Christianity's most controversial and difficult idea. While keepers of the Easter vigil in the fifth century (and later John Milton) praised sin only as a backhanded witness to the ineffability of redemption, modern speculative theodicy came to understand all evil as comprehensible, historically productive, and therefore fortunate, while the romantic poets credited transgression with bolstering individual creativity and spirit.

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Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199790661

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