The place of the concept felix culpa in Christian doctrine
Gunsalus, Catherine L.
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The words felix culpa come from the Exultet hymn (ca. 500-700 A.D.) which is used in the Roman Catholic Easter Eve Vigil. The relevant passage, referring to Adam's sin, reads: "O felix culpa, quae talem ac tantum meruit habere Redemptorem!" "O happy guilt which earned for us so great and glorious a Redeemer!" The words felix culpa have been used frequenty apart from the hymn. This dissertation seeks to discover how the idea developed, to show the different meanings which it has had, and to evaluate its place in doctrine. [TRUNCATED]
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RightsCopyright 1965 Catherine L. Gunsalus.