Abstract

Dr. King writes a definition of original sin.

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Original Sin
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Original sin: The view which holds that the sin which caused Adam's fall and expulsion from paradise is transmitted from generation to generation, so that all descendants of Adam must be regarded as being of a 'perverted' or 'depraved' nature. This doctrine was fully developed in Augustine, who argued that Adam's sin was transmitted from parents to children through the sexual act which, by virtue of the lust that accompanies it, is inherently sinful.
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