Original sin according to John Donne

“Adam sinned and I suffer, I forfeited before I had any possession or could claim any interest, I had a punishment before I was a being, and God was displeased with me before I was I. I was built up scarce fifty years ago in my mother’s womb, but I was cast down almost six thousand years ago in Adam’s loins. I was born in the last age of the world, died in the first. How, and how justly, do we cry out against a man that had sold a town or sold an army, and Adam, Adam sold the world.”
John Donne

John Donne

(As told by Dr. Timothy George)


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