This original work of theological anthropology looks at original sin in the light of the Resurrection. It is based on the conviction that the doctrine of original sin is a vital perspective on what it is to be human when seen with Resurrection eyes. From this point of view, one is able to read all the major doctrines of Christianity from the order of discovery, and forgiveness becomes the way of transformation.
James Alison is the author of Raising Abel and Knowing Jesus. He studied at Blackfriars, Oxford, and with the Jesuits in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has taught theology at the Universidad Catolica Boliviana and at the Instituto Pedro de Cordoba in Chile, as well as lecturing in Costa Rico and Mexico. He currently holds the T.L. James Chair of Religion at Centenary College of Louisiana.
A terrific book - like everything James Alison does - full of tremendous spiritual and theological insight.
- Rend Girard, author of Violence and the Sacred
"A groundbreaking book."
- James G. Williams, Professor of Religion, Syracuse University
"A summa of sorts - thoroughly original. While remaining faithful to tradition, James Alison is constantly breaking new ground for its understanding and application."
- Andrew J. McKenna, Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Loyola University of Chicago
"One should, one can, never say of a theological work that it is the definitive statement on its subject. But very occasionally one is tempted to do so, and this book represents that temptation in acute form."
- Sebastian Moore, from the Foreword