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What is the major difference between Stoic and Augustinian concepts of sin?

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The Greek term "hamartia" which is translated as "sin" in English becomes "peccare" or "errare" in Latin. In antiquity, it still had its etymological sense of "to stray" or "to wander from a path"; it does not necessary imply deliberate evil. For the Stoics, to err meant to depart...

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