The Myth of Original Sin

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Behind the practice of the baptism of babies lies one of the most unsympathetic of the Christian doctrines. It is the doctrine that the unbaptised go to hell after death, hence the need to administer baptism without preparation in situations of imminent death. A later amendment of the Church was the introduction of concept of limbo, but does this do anything effect in dissipating what seems to be an unjust doctrine at the heart of orthodox Christianity?

This lecture was given as a part of the series of lectures on The Myths of Christianity.

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This event was on Wed, 29 Nov 2000


Professor Richard Holloway

Professor of Divinity

Richard Holloway was the Gresham Professor of Divinity between 1997 and 2001.

Professor Holloway was educated at KelhamTheological College, EdinburghTheological College and the Union Theological...

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