A Theology of Sin
From marital infidelity to global war, the world is obviously broken, leaving people desperate to find an explanation for our universal sin problem. Numerous authors contribute to this volume, exploring the biblical doctrine of sin in all of its thoroughness.
Among other contributors, popular scholar D. A. Carson discusses the contemporary significance of sin; seasoned professor Paul House details sin in the Old Testament law, prophets, and writings; and New Testament expert Douglas Moo explores sin from Paul’s vantage point.
This team of top-notch scholars offers modern readers a comprehensive overview of this oft-neglected, biblical theme so that readers might learn to live better in a sinful world.
“These essays provide a very thorough mapping of sin’s ugly reality. Rarely do we meet such realism as we find here.”
-— J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regents College, Vancouver, British Columbia
“In this fine little volume, Morgan and Peterson provide an excellent one-stop treatment of the doctrine of sin. As we have come to expect with all of the volumes in the Theology in Community Series, Fallen treats the doctrine of sin biblically, theologically, historically, and pastorally. This text should work very nicely for undergraduate or graduate students.” — Bruce Riley Ashford, Provost and Associate Professor of Theology and Culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Sin is serious—that’s the thrust of this timely collection of essays in Fallen and, more importantly, the teaching of the Scriptures. But in our postmodern society where there are no absolutes, and in an effort not to offend anyone concerning the issue of sin, we sometimes use other language: ‘done wrong,’ ‘erred,’ or ‘made a mistake.’ Here is a bold book that encourages us not to be afraid to talk, preach, or teach concerning the Bible’s understanding of sin and its effects both personally and societally. The Puritans were right—it is only when we have first grasped the depravity of the human heart that can we ever fully appreciate the greatness of the love of God in salvation.”
Trevor J. Burke, Lecturer in New Testament and Greek, Oak Hill Theological College, London
Table of Contents
1. Sin’s Contemporary Significance (D. A. Carson)
2. Sin in the Law (Paul R. House)
3. Sin in the Former and Latter Prophets and the Writings (Paul R. House)
4. Sin in the Gospels, Acts, and Hebrews to Revelation (Robert W. Yarbrough)
5. Sin in Paul (Douglas J. Moo)
6. Sin in the Biblical Story (Christopher W. Morgan)
7. Sin in Historical Theology (Gerald Bray)
8. A Theology of Sin for Today (John W. Mahony)
9. Satan, Sin, and Evil (Sydney H. T. Page)
10. Sin and Temptation (David B. Calhoun)
11. Repentance That Sings (Bryan Chapell)