Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.4A

Summary of text [comment] page 20

Section 1.4 summarizes Schoonenberg’s description of “sin”.  Here are some initial points:

Sin belongs to the moral order.

The moral order is where ‘man realizes ‘himself’ as a person in action and utterance.

Sin is a negative reaction, a refusal and resistance.

Sin is a “No of the person” who shuts ‘himself’ off and hardens ‘himself’ (when openness and self-giving is expected).

Sin is a “No to God”.

[The previous blogs demonstrated that elements and features of the intersecting nested forms associate to these points.]