An Analysis of the Conceptual Institutionalism of Original Sin

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An Analysis of the Conceptual Institutionalism of Original Sin
The Writings of Saint Augustine of Hippo
This study of the church fathers will analyze the conceptual institutionalism of Original Sin as defined by Saint Augustine in his religious writings. The influence of Platonic thought helped Saint Augustine understand the mind/soul relationships that were defined in Socratic dialogues. The cleansing of the human mind of materialism (the human body) helped to define how the decay of the human form under Plato’s forms formed the primary doctrine of original sin. In light of humankind’s fallibility as a material physical entity, Augustine formulated that human beings can repent and be forgiven for their sins through Christ (as their...
The end:
.....onfession, Augustine changed the way that original Sin was mandated in the Church, offering ways in which one could purge oneself of sin and temporarily alleviate the Original Sin that had cast them out of Eden.
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