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Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle (Henri Blocher) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2000) 9780830826056
Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle (Henri Blocher) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2000) 9780830826056
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Title: Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle

Author: Blocher, Henri

Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Publication Date: 2000

Paperback; ISBN: 9780830826056

Volumes: 1; Pages: 158

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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, the doctrine of original sin has undergone neglect in recent years. In this sophisticated treatment of biblical evidence for original sin, Henri Blocher offers a robust study that interacts with the best scientific, literary, and theological thinking on the subject.

Building his argument on a detailed analysis of the scriptural evidence for original sin, especially looking at key texts in Genesis and Romans, Blocher shows, with due consideration to current intellectual objections to the doctrine, that while that nature of original sin is certainly a mystery, only belief in it makes sense of evil and wrongdoing.


Series Preface



1. Original Sin as Taught in Holy Scripture

Universal Sinfulness

Natural Sinfulness

Inherited Sinfulness

Adamic Sinfulness

2. Original Sin as Adamic Event

The Eden Story and Palaeo-anthropology

The Eden Story and Biblical Inter-textuality

The Eden Story and Literary Discernment

The Eden Story and Theological Reflection

3. Discerning Paul's Mind on Adam's Role

Looser Interpretations of Romans 5

Tighter Interpretations of Romans 5

Untying the Knot? A New Interpretation

4. Original Sin as a Key to Human Experience

Misery and Royal Descent

Shared Inheritance and the Individual Decision

Necessity and Responsiblity

5. Original Sin as Propagated and Broken

No Refuge in Unreason

Traditional Metaphors

Second Thoughts

A Gate of Hope


Index of Authors

Index of Scripture References

Index of References to Apocryphal and Other Ancient Sources

Index of Subjects
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