“Original sin” is a common religious term that never occurs in the Bible but is rooted in interpretations of both Scripture and sacred tradition.Read More »
Are we born evil?
Augustine (354-430) is generally considered to be one of the most important church fathers for Protestant and Catholic Christianity. He expounded a concept of human evil called original sin, which was further developed by Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, and John Calvin among many others. Augustine’s thinking was that there had been a fall of humanity after which every person is “born into sin,” or inherently evil.Read More »