jc week 4
Many Church fathers, such as St. Augustine, wrestled with the relationship between sin and sickness. St. Augustine actually called sin a cancer. We see that the discussion about this relationship continues yet today. McMinn gives a summary of how sin and psychopathology have been interpreted by psychology. Read these over carefully. McMinn then gives a Christian theology of sin and sickness.
- Read Chapter 5 of your textbook by McMinn
- After reading this section, please discuss the following statement by McMinn:
- “Here we see that sin and sickness are intertwined and inseparable. Sin can be a matter of act or thought, as is generally assumed, but sin is also an inner disposition, a part of our character that resembles a chronic sickness” (p. 132).
- Do you agree with McMinn? Why or why not?
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