T&T Clark Companion to the Doctrine of Sin (Bloomsbury by Keith L. Johnson

By Keith L. Johnson

The T&T Clark significant other to the Doctrine of Sin offers a finished therapy of the doctrine of sin. The better half contains an exam of the biblical and rabbinic money owed of sin, and it presents debts of sin and its results provided via key theologians all through Christian background. It additionally explores debates surrounding the consequences of sin for numerous doctrines, together with God, production, anthropology, and salvation. The publication is constructed from 30 significant essays that offer an remarkable exam of the foremost texts, figures, and debates suitable to the Christian tradition's dialogue of the doctrine of sin. The significant other is exclusive in that each essay seeks to either acceptable and additional stimulate the church's realizing of sin and its implications for the complete of the church's dogmatic tradition.

The essays are divided into 3 sections: (1) Biblical historical past; (2) significant Figures and Traditions; and (3) Dogmatic matters. the 1st set of essays explores the biblical and rabbinic bills of sin to convey out the complexities of the biblical presentation and its implications. the second one part discusses the position of the doctrine of sin within the theology of key theologians with a unique recognition to explaining how the doctrine contributes to an realizing in their total theology. the ultimate part explores key dogmatic questions and issues with regards to the doctrine of sin (e.g. unique sin, sin and the query of evil and windfall, sin and the liberty of the will).

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Baruch J. Schwartz, ‘The Prohibitions Concerning the “Eating” of Blood in Leviticus 17’, in Gary A. Anderson and Saul M. Olyan (eds), Priesthood and Cult in Ancient Israel (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1991), p. 51. 48 This section of the Pentateuch provides many instances of this type of sin. From a corporate perspective, we need look no further than the chapter leading into Numbers 15, where the Israelites not only refuse to enter the Promised Land according to the Lord’s command, but also insist that a life of slavery is better than relationship with him (Num.

11-20. ). This shows not only that idolatry was a major temptation they faced but also that it is an especially dangerous sin, for it is not simply turning away from a command of the Lord, it is abandoning the Lord himself for another god. 31). The former is grounded in the latter: the Israelites’ repentance is possible because the God before whom they repent is merciful towards penitent sinners. 3-5, 9). 6). At the very least, this teaches the Israelites that even as they turn their hearts back to the Lord, they must also cry out to him for a new one.

For ‘despise (bāzâ)’, see especially 1 Sam. 30; 2 Chron. 15–16. See further discussion in Sklar, ‘Sin and Atonement’, pp. 471–6. See references in Sklar, ‘Sin and Atonement’, p. 477, n. 26. Corporate: Exod. 1-10; Num. 1-5; individual: Lev. 10-16 (see discussion in Sklar, Leviticus, TOTC, esp. comments on vv. 13–14 [pp. 291–2]). For the exceptional nature of the Day of Atonement, see Sklar, ‘Sin and Atonement’, p. 476, n. 23. Noted by Roy Gane, Cult and Character: Purification Offerings, Day of Atonement, and Theodicy (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2005), p.

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