This masterful study -- broad-ranging, judicious and accessible -- clarifies the multidimensional nature of sin by exploring theological, philosophical and sociological facets, while it shows how Christian theology provides the most lucid, helpful understanding of this universal problem and the key to healing sin's disastrous effect upon the whole of our history.
Taking into consideration the most significant interpretations of sin and depravity offered by scholars in a variety of disciplines from existential literature to Freudian psychology to sociobiology, Offense to Reason defends the Christian theology of sin, echoed in all religions and in many secular versions of human existence, as essential for understanding humanity's misfortune in a world alienated from its maker.
|Publisher:||Regent College Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)|
Table of Contents
|1.||The Question Posed||1|
|2.||If Adam Didn't, Who Did?||10|
|3.||The Case Against the Human Race||38|
|4.||If Adam Did, How?||62|
|5.||The Center of the Theology of Sin||76|
|6.||Sin at Its Root||90|
|7.||The Consequences of Sin||111|
|8.||Sin Among the Theologians||129|
|9.||The Rationale for the Doctrine of Sin||145|