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On the prudence of adopting a ‘sin now; repent later’ policy

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‘Listen, I'm against sin. I'll kick it as long as I've got a foot; I'll punch it as long as I've got a fist; I'll butt it as long as I've got a head; and I'll bite it as long as I've got a tooth’ (Billy Sunday). Billy Sunday was a revivalist preacher in the early half of the twentieth century. I take it that Billy's approach to sin will be taken by most to be more theologically acceptable than the following. ‘I figure I'll go for the life of sin, followed by the presto-change-o deathbed repen...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0034412522000798

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Religious Studies More from this journal
Publication date:
2023-01-12
Acceptance date:
2022-12-01
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EISSN:
1469-901X
ISSN:
0034-4125
Language:
English
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1314708
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pubs:1314708
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2022-12-12

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