Week 7 – Theology…Culture: Cobb; Chp 7

The identification of sin, whether conscious or unconscious by a culture, is commonly told through two genres: the jeremiad and the Gothic. While the first is a recognition of ones grievous, hurtful or destructive ways that need to be repented of and changed, the second is the hero-villain who contains some good and yet has destructive qualities.  Although I think that he argues from a foundation that stands well in portions of our context, there are those who believe that humans are mostly good or that our state of humaness is more fact than moral choice.  The recognition that things are not the way they’re supposed to be is missing, and therefore renders these tools moot if/when these folks might reach a point of seeing “sin”.


~ by Brian Shope on February 24, 2008.

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