Original Sin (Blocher): Illuminating the Riddle (NSBT Vol. 5) / January 01, 1997
Requires Accordance 11.2 or above.
Also available in the 42-volume NSBT bundle. See list of other NSBT volumes.
We live in a world shot through with evil. The twentieth century has witnessed suffering and human cruelty on a scale never before imagined. Yet, paradoxically, in recent years the doctrine of original sin has suffered neglect and ridicule.
In this philosophically sophisticated treatment of the biblical evidence for original sin, Henri Blocher offers a robust response. Interacting with the best theological thinking on the subject, this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume shows that while the nature of original sin is a mystery—even a riddle—only belief in it makes sense of evil and wrongdoing.
After a general survey of the biblical evidence, Blocher moves on to discuss the two key texts. First, he considers the relation of the Eden story of Genesis 2 and 3 to modern scientific, literary and theological thinking. Then, he offers a new and groundbreaking interpretation of Romans 5, where Paul discusses Christ and Adam. From this exegetical foundation, he goes on to show how the doctrine of original sin makes sense of the paradoxes of human existence. In the final chapter, he discusses the intellectual difficulties that some feel remain with the doctrine itself.
About the Series:
Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprised by New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.
New Studies in Biblical Theology volumes focus on three areas:
- the nature and status of biblical theology, including its relationship to other disciplines
- the articulation and exposition of the structure of thought from a particular biblical writer or text
- the delineation of a biblical theme across the biblical corpus
While volume notes interact with the best of recent research, the text of each work avoids untransliterated Greek and Hebrew or too much specialist jargon. The volumes are written within the framework of confessional evangelicalism, but they also engage a variety of other relevant viewpoints and significant literature.
- Series Name: New Studies in Biblical Theology (NSBT)
- Editors: D. A. Carson
- Authors: Henri Blocher
- Publisher: InterVarsity Press USA
- Publish Date: January 1, 1997
- ISBN: 0-8308-2605-X
- # of Pages: 158
- Categories: Theology
- Min Acc Version: 11.2
Where to Find
Original Sin (Blocher) is included with the following packages
|Theology||NSBT_42||New Studies in Biblical Theology (42 vols.) (Volumes 1-10; 12-38; 40-44)||499|
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