The Catholic Blend Sin and the JDDJ

  • Jakob Karl Rinderknecht
Part of the Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue book series (PEID)


This chapter maps the blend for Sin that was developed in the previous chapter’s historical engagement as Sin Is An Impurity Warranting Disinheritance. This in turn depends on the logic of baptismal regeneration as a controlling frame. It shows how this conceptual blend forces the question “is concupiscence sin?” to be answered in the negative. Nevertheless, the Council of Trent is not found to be underestimating the power of concupiscence, as some Lutherans claim. It instead has a nuanced, eschatological vision of justification as both state and trajectory. The chapter concludes by showing how this complex vision is incorporated into the JDDJ’s differentiated consensus and how, within the consensus, the Lutheran position can be accepted by Catholics.


Member Church Joint Declaration Christian Life Justify Person Catholic Perspective 
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  • Jakob Karl Rinderknecht
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  1. 1.San AntonioUSA

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