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Fr Thomas approaches sin as a corporate human tragedy rooted in personal independence from God, who is Love. Using the Orthodox ascetical tradition and Holy Scripture as his bases, he addresses several topics, including:
- definitions and origins of sin
- inherited and personal sin
- the term "original sin"
- recognition of sin
- faith and works
- mourning, anger, and forgiveness
- victory over sin in Jesus Christ.
Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko is Dean Emeritus of St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, where from 1968 to 2002 he taught courses in Dogmatic Theology, Practical Theology, Homiletics, and Spirituality. His other spoken word recordings published by SVS Press include: The Lord's Prayer, Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation within Orthodox Christian Tradition, Praying with Icons, and The Word of the Cross.