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A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith
by John Rawls
edited by Thomas Nagel
Harvard University Press, 2009
Paper: 978-0-674-04753-2 | eISBN: 978-0-674-05448-6 | Cloth: 978-0-674-03331-3
Library of Congress Classification BT40.R39 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 230

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
John Rawls never published anything about his own religious beliefs, but after his death two texts were discovered which shed extraordinary light on the subject. A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith is Rawls's undergraduate senior thesis, submitted in December 1942, just before he entered the army. The present volume includes these two texts, together with an Introduction by Joshua Cohen and Thomas Nagel, which discusses their relation to Rawls's published work, and an essay by Robert Merrihew Adams, which places the thesis in its theological context.

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