Felix Culpa (Part 1)

Felix-culpa

Phrase

(plural felix culpas)

  1. (literally) A “happy fault” or “fortunate fall”.
  2. (literary) A series of miserable events will eventually lead to a happier outcome.
  3. (religion) The Biblical story of the fall of Adam and Eve and the loss of the Garden of Eden, known theologically as the source of original sin – meaning that this loss of innocence was a fortunate fall because of the good that would come from it, that is, Christian redemption and the eventual hope of Heaven.

 

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