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Offline Asteriktos

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Some Help With Anthropological Books by Catholics?
« on: December 23, 2011, 09:41:52 PM »
Does anyone know of any books by Roman Catholics in which they discuss issues such as the nature/constitution of our pre-lapsarian state, how the fall changed that state (ie. what actual physical changes took place, what impact the changes had, etc.), etc.?  I've found Orthodox books on this, so I have to think there are some Catholic ones out there, but I haven't been able to find any yet...  (I did find a book of some homilies on Genesis by Pope Benedict XVI, which I'll get, but I don't know if that'll have what I'm after or not)
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Re: Some Help With Anthropological Books by Catholics?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 09:53:19 PM »
I know this is a stretch - but there is a pretty vast library which is usually available to a priest, but not available to the laity or public at large.  (My uncle is a priest.)  You might want to call your local RC church and inquire of the priest, perhaps he will allow you to borrow a couple or lead you in the direction where you might have access.
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Re: Some Help With Anthropological Books by Catholics?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 10:05:09 PM »
I hadn't thought of that... and come to think of it, we have a Catholic college in town as well, I could ask some of the people there if need be. Thanks! :)
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Re: Some Help With Anthropological Books by Catholics?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 11:42:45 PM »
You're welcome! :)
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Re: Some Help With Anthropological Books by Catholics?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 01:04:17 AM »
Does anyone know of any books by Roman Catholics in which they discuss issues such as the nature/constitution of our pre-lapsarian state, how the fall changed that state (ie. what actual physical changes took place, what impact the changes had, etc.), etc.?  I've found Orthodox books on this, so I have to think there are some Catholic ones out there, but I haven't been able to find any yet...  (I did find a book of some homilies on Genesis by Pope Benedict XVI, which I'll get, but I don't know if that'll have what I'm after or not)
I'm curious, what books were those?

I was just reading (was it here) how the basing of natural law on a prelapsidarian Adam doesn't comport with the Orthodox teleological modeling on Christ.
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Re: Some Help With Anthropological Books by Catholics?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2011, 06:50:56 PM »
Does anyone know of any books by Roman Catholics in which they discuss issues such as the nature/constitution of our pre-lapsarian state, how the fall changed that state (ie. what actual physical changes took place, what impact the changes had, etc.), etc.?  I've found Orthodox books on this, so I have to think there are some Catholic ones out there, but I haven't been able to find any yet...  (I did find a book of some homilies on Genesis by Pope Benedict XVI, which I'll get, but I don't know if that'll have what I'm after or not)
I'm curious, what books were those?

I was just reading (was it here) how the basing of natural law on a prelapsidarian Adam doesn't comport with the Orthodox teleological modeling on Christ.

I looked through my notes for what I was thinking of but--on this pass through anyway--only found some stuff from Deification in Christ by Panayiotis Nellas. I will try to organize stuff eventually (probably when I transfer it to a notepad file) and post the quotes here.
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus