Acknowledgments; Part I. Drawing into Conversation: 1. The loss of God: pragmatic atheism and the language of sin; 2. Speaking morally? The case of original sin; 3. Testing, testing: theology in concrete conversation; Part II. Concrete Pathologies: 4. Bound by silence: sexual abuse of children; 5. What was the problem? 'The Final Solution' and the binding of reason; Part III. Testing the Inheritance: 6. Willing; 7. Power and participation: feminist theologies of sin; 8. Augustine's will; 9. A question of standards: trinity, joy, worship and idolatry; 10. Concrete idolatries; Index of names; Index of subjects.
Discusses Christian doctrine of sin in relation to sexual abuse of children and the holocaust.
'An important contemporary contribution to a debate which
Christians ignore at their peril.' Expository Times
"The profound questions broached in Bound to Sin make it an important addition to the growing theological literature on sin and responsibility." Interpretation
"This book offers an excellent analysis of Augustine's doctrine of the will. It also provides a surprisingly fresh and appreciative overview of feminist literature as it relates to the topic of sin." Thomas E. Breidenthal, Anglican Theological Review