The Hardened Heart and Tragic Finitude

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This book has two main theses. First, for the biblical/Christian doctrine of sin the root of the human problem is hardness of heart—the corruption of the core self, of the seat of understanding and will. On the other hand, for an important strand of Greek tragedy the root of human harm-doing is the nonculpable blindness and anxiety of finitude that despite the initial nonculpability lead to evil and suffering. The Hardened Heart shows that these two different interpretations of human existence are amenable to a ...

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Overview

This book has two main theses. First, for the biblical/Christian doctrine of sin the root of the human problem is hardness of heart—the corruption of the core self, of the seat of understanding and will. On the other hand, for an important strand of Greek tragedy the root of human harm-doing is the nonculpable blindness and anxiety of finitude that despite the initial nonculpability lead to evil and suffering. The Hardened Heart shows that these two different interpretations of human existence are amenable to a degree of synthesis that leads to this conclusion: hardness of heart and our ordinary finitude together collude to cause sin in its fullness.The second thesis of this volume is that exegetical studies disclose a deconstructive strand in certain biblical texts that represents the finite world that God created as a source of distress and harm-doing in something like the tragic sense. This subdominant deconstructive position challenges the dominant biblical vision, in which the creation came forth from God's creative word as good without qualification.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610974028
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Pages: 247
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan O. Via has taught on the faculties of Wake Forest University, the University of Virginia, and Duke University Divinity School, in which he is now Emeritus Professor of New Testament. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Zimbabwe and Harvard Divinity School. He is the author of forty articles and ten books, including the groundbreaking The Parables, and has edited another sixteen volumes.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Introduction: Topic and Method 1

2 The Biblical Understanding of Sin 12

3 An Overview of Tragedy 29

4 Antigone 37

5 Oedipus the King 46

6 Theological and Philosophical Reflection on Tragedy 53

7 Finitude as an Existential Problem in the Bible 63

8 Anxiety and Fear in Biblical Texts 77

9 Job: Finitude and Suffering for No Reason 90

10 Toward a Biblical Ontology 124

11 Six Interpretations of Original Sin 141

12 The Classical Text: Adam and Eve 172

13 Summation and Synthesis: Sin and Finitude 209

Bibliography 225

Index of Scripture and Ancient Documents 231

Index of Authors 246

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