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What is sin? Is it simply wrongdoing? Why do its effects linger over time? In this sensitive, imaginative, and original work, Gary Anderson shows how changing conceptions of sin and forgiveness lay at the very heart of the biblical tradition. Spanning nearly two thousand years, the book brilliantly demonstrates how sin, once conceived of as a physical burden, becomes, over time, eclipsed by economic metaphors. Transformed from a weight that an individual carried, sin becomes a debt that must be repaid in order to be ...

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Sin: A History 2010, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300168099

Trade paperback

Sin: A History 2009, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300149890

Hardcover