Recorded for the PBS show “Closer to Truth”:
‘Sin’ is a term loaded with baggage. Different groups, mainly religious, use ‘sin’ to describe violations of the given order. Perpetrators of sin – ‘sinners’ – are punished in one form or another (in this life or the next). In the Christian tradition, where ‘sin’ plays a vital role, can we get an analytical description? What can we learn from the concept of sin?