Original Sin by Henri Blocher
Illuminating the Riddle (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

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The twentieth century has witnessed suffering and human cruelty on a scale never before imagined. Yet, paradoxically, the doctrine of original sin has undergone neglect in recent years. In this sophisticated treatment of the biblical evidence for original sin, Henri Blocher offers a robust study that interacts with the best scientific, literary, and theological thinking on the subject. Building his argument on a detailed analysis of the scriptural evidence for original sin, especially looking at key texts in Genesis and Romans, Blocher shows, with due consideration to current intellectual objections to the doctrine, that while the nature of original sin is certainly a mystery, only belief in it makes sense of evil and wrongdoing.
 

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In October 2003, Henri Blocher was appointed to the GuentherIn October 2003, Henri Blocher was appointed to the GuentherIn October 2003, Henri Blocher was appointed to the Guenther H. Knoedler Chair of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton H. Knoedler Chair of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton H. Knoedler Chair of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Since 1965 he has served as professor of systema, Illinois. Since 1965 he has served as professor of systema, Illinois. Since 1965 he has served as professor of systematic theology at the Facult? Libre de Th?ologie Evang?lique itic theology at the Facult? Libre de Th?ologie Evang?lique itic theology at the Facult? Libre de Th?ologie Evang?lique in Vaux-sur-Seine near Paris, France. A leading evangelical tn Vaux-sur-Seine near Paris, France. A leading evangelical tn Vaux-sur-Seine near Paris, France. A leading evangelical theologian and statesman, Blocher was a member of the Lausannheologian and statesman, Blocher was a member of the Lausannheologian and statesman, Blocher was a member of the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization (1975-1980), served the e Committee on World Evangelization (1975-1980), served the e Committee on World Evangelization (1975-1980), served the World Evangelical Fellowship/Alliance in a number of capacitWorld Evangelical Fellowship/Alliance in a number of capacitWorld Evangelical Fellowship/Alliance in a number of capacities, and taught in schools in Europe, Australia, Africa, Canies, and taught in schools in Europe, Australia, Africa, Canies, and taught in schools in Europe, Australia, Africa, Canada and the US. He is currently president of the Fellowship ada and the US. He is currently president of the Fellowship ada and the US. He is currently president of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians. Blocher studied at a nuof European Evangelical Theologians. Blocher studied at a nuof European Evangelical Theologians. Blocher studied at a number of institutions including the Sorbonne, London Bible Comber of institutions including the Sorbonne, London Bible Comber of institutions including the Sorbonne, London Bible College, Gordon Divinity School, and Facult? Libre de Th?ologillege, Gordon Divinity School, and Facult? Libre de Th?ologillege, Gordon Divinity School, and Facult? Libre de Th?ologie Protestant of Paris. He has written six books, four of whie Protestant of Paris. He has written six books, four of whie Protestant of Paris. He has written six books, four of which have appeared in English, and several dozen articles. Hisch have appeared in English, and several dozen articles. Hisch have appeared in English, and several dozen articles. His English publications includeOriginal Sin: Illuminating the English publications includeOriginal Sin: Illuminating the English publications includeOriginal Sin: Illuminating the Riddle, Evil and the Cross: Christian Thought and the ProbleRiddle, Evil and the Cross: Christian Thought and the ProbleRiddle, Evil and the Cross: Christian Thought and the Problem of Evil and In the Beginning: The Opening chapters of Genem of Evil and In the Beginning: The Opening chapters of Genem of Evil and In the Beginning: The Opening chapters of Genesis. sis. sis.
 
Published November 1, 1997 by Apollos. 192 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.

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Blocher, who teaches systematic theology at the Faculte Libre de Theologie Evangelique, Vaux-sur-Seine, France, approaches original sin as a riddle. As he sees it, the riddle arises not so much from o

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