Reinhold Niebuhr

Original Sin

 

 

          Niebuhr stated the Biblical principal of Original Sin allowed for man to possess both good and evil, allowing man to commit exceptional acts and destroy them[1].  He interpreted Original Sin to allow man to be freed from human limitations, save a guilty man from damnation, and unbind a liberal mind[2].

 

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[1]Patterson, Bob E., Makers of the Modern Theological Mind, World Books Publisher: Waco, 1977, 16.

[2]Ibid.