Henri Blocher

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  • Original Sin : Illuminating The Riddle

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    Series Preface
    Preface
    Introduction

    1. Original Sin As Taught In Holy Scripture
    2. Original Sin As Adamic Event
    3. Discerning Paul’s Mind On Adam’s Role
    4. Original Sin As A Key To Human Experience
    5. Original Sin As Propagated And Broken

    Bibliography
    Index Of Authors
    Index Of Scripture References
    Index Of References To Apocryphal And Other Ancient Sources
    Index Of Subjects

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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, 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.

    Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising 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

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