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The Human Condition in Hilary of Poitiers: The Will and Original Sin between Origen and Augustine

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The mid-fourth-century bishop Hilary of Poitiers is better known for his Trinitarian works and theology, but this book assesses his view of the human condition using his commentaries in particular. The commentary on Psalm 118 is shown to be more closely related to Origen’s than previously thought; this in turn explains how his articulations of sin, body, and soul, the Fall, and the will all parallel or echo Origen’s views in this work, but not necessarily in his Matthew commentary. Hilary has a doctrine of original sin (‘sins of our origin’, peccata originis), which differs from the individual ... More

Keywords: Hilary of Poitiers, human condition, theological anthropology, original sin, the will, Origen, Augustine, the Fall, Stoicism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198806646
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198806646.001.0001


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