Posts Tagged ‘St Augustine of Hippo’

Peccatum Originale

Friday, November 28th, 2008

The Original Sin.

It was not something explicitly mentioned in the Bible. First pointed out by Irenaeus, the idea of the Original Sin was further developed by St Augustine of Hippo in the 5th century. Because Adam had eaten the famous apple, he had sinned and all humanity carried this sin. Augustine explained that the consequence was lust and guilt for all men. At the beginning of the 11th century St Anselm would disagree with this view and suppress the guilt part.

More on Wikipedia

St Augustine + Anselm here and here