1The sin of Adam viewed as fortunate, because it brought about the blessedness of the Redemption.
- There is no celebration of the felix culpa in Milton's treatise; instead, there is a conditioning of the reader to the epistemological conditions the Fall imposes.
- It is not surprising, therefore, to find Milton invoking the idea of the felix culpa in the poem
- Just this once, I'm not going to go on about just how very much I love the felix culpa passage from the Catholic liturgies.
1.1An apparent error or disaster with happy consequences: he presents the revolt of the Noldor as a felix culpa
More example sentences
- His black streak of self-destruction will be the felix culpa of his ultimate redemption.
- But there seems to be a felix culpa happening here as well.
Mid 20th century: Latin, literally 'happy fault'.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: fe·lix cul·pa
Definition of felix culpa in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.