John Rawls, edited by Thomas Nagel, A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin & Faith (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010).
Summary from Publisher:
A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith is Rawls’s undergraduate senior thesis, submitted in December 1942, just before he entered the army. At that time Rawls was deeply religious; the thesis is a significant work of theological ethics, of interest both in itself and because of its relation to his mature writings. “On My Religion,” a short statement drafted in 1997, describes the history of his religious beliefs and attitudes toward religion, including his abandonment of orthodoxy during World War II.
Table of Contents:
Introduction [Joshua Cohen and Thomas Nagel]
The Theological Ethics of the Young Rawls and Its Background [Robert Merrihew Adams]
A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith
A Note on the Text
1. A General Prospectus
2. Vindication of the Natural Cosmos
3. The Extended Natural Cosmos
4. The Meaning of Sin
5. The Meaning of Faith
On My Religion
Index of Biblical Passages