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Published: 02 November 2017

278 Pages


ISBN: 9780198811732

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Sartre on Sin

Between Being and Nothingness

Kate Kirkpatrick

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Demonstrates the profound influence of a Christian concept—original sin—on Sartre's existentialism
  • Argues that Sartre's philosophy can serve as a useful stimulus for thinking about the relevance of the concept of sin today
  • Offers a close analysis of Sartre's landmark text, Being and Nothingness, reading his concept of freedom in a new light
  • Opens up a rich and unmined vein of theological influence and inheritance