March 15, 2018

The Concept of Sin as Debt in the Early Church Fathers and Writers

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In a recent theological discussion, someone spoke about the concept of sin as debt. I was curious as to what the patristic literature had to say and compiled these quotations from most of the major series translated in English. Unsurprisingly, I found quite a few more references to sin as debt in Western writers than in Eastern writers, which perhaps explains some of the differences that exist in terms of our understanding of salvation. Origen …

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Tagged: Salvation, atonement, debt, sin, soteriology
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