Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations List of Authors MAJOR ESSAYS Introduction - Keith L. Johnson and David Lauber, Wheaton College, USA PART I: BIBLICAL BACKGROUND 1. Pentateuch - Jay Sklar, Covenant Seminary, Canada 2. Prophets - Mark J. Boda, McMaster Divinity College, Canada 3. Writings - Christopher Ansberry, Oak Hill College, UK 4. Synoptic Gospels - Clifton Black, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA 5. The Gospel and Epistles of John - Gary M. Burge, Wheaton College, USA 6. Paul - Timothy Gombis, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, USA 7. Hebrews and the General Epistles, David M. Moffitt, University of St Andrews, UK PART II: HISTORICAL FIGURES 8. Classic Rabbinic Perspectives- Michael Graves, Wheaton College, USA 9. Irenaeus - James R. Payton, Jr, Redeemer University College, Canada 10. Athanasius - Khaled Anatolios, Boston College, USA 11. Augustine - Jesse Couenhoven, Villanova University, USA 12. Thomas Aquinas - Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, Loyola University, USA 13. Luther - Robert Kolb, Concordia Seminary, USA 14. Calvin - Randall C. Zachman, University of Notre Dame, USA 15. Schleiermacher - Kevin M. Vander Schel, Villanova University, USA 16. Kierkegaard - Sylvia Walsh, Stetson University, USA 17. Barth - Paul T. Nimmo, University of Aberdeen, USA Part III: Dogmatic Issues 18. Original Sin - Ian McFarland, Emory Candler School of Theology, USA 19. Providence -Thomas McCall, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA 20. Freedom - Alistair McFadyen, University of Leeds, UK 21. Reason - Jason McMartin, Biola University, USA 22. Judgement and Wrath - Jeremy J. Wynne, Whitworth University, USA 23. Finitude and Death - Katherine Sonderegger, Virginia Theological Seminary, USA 24. Principalities and Powers - J. R. Daniel Kirk, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA 25. Structural Sin - Stephen Ray, Garrett-Theological Evangelical Seminary, USA 26. The Sinner and the Victim - George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA 27. Christ - R. Michael Allen, Reformed Theological Seminary, USA Index
An edited volume on the doctrine of sin from a variety of biblical, historical, and dogmatic perspectives.
Keith L. Johnson holds a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary and is Assistant Professor of Theology at Wheaton College, USA. David Lauber is Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College, USA
These diverse essays comprise an illuminating investigation into
that question [what is sin?], searching the biblical roots of the
vocabulary of sin, the doctrine's historical development, and its
dogmatic implications ... A lucid venture into a difficult topic.
This volume will serve as an excellent reference work not only for
scholars, but for clergy as well. * The Expository Times *
The Companion is admirably clear. This makes it a good reference tool for students of theology and for practicing pastors and ministers, as well as for the generalist member of the public interested in Christian and theological issues. * Reference Reviews *
This volume of lucid essays presents a comprehensive account of the theology of sin in its biblical, historical, dogmatic and moral dimensions, and makes an original and distinguished contribution to the study of a central element of the Christian faith. * John Webster, University of St Andrews, UK *
There is wisdom in a multitude of counselors, especially when you are considering something as absurd as sin. Johnson and Lauber have gathered the best of the best - these are the people you want to read on these topics! - and smartly asked them to write long essays on Scripture, major theologians, and perennial issues in the doctrine of sin. The long essay format invites, and delivers, essays that are new, lively, only sometimes in agreement with one another, but always learned, consistently probing and pondering the mystery of iniquity. This isn't only a companion, it's a guide. * Matt Jenson, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, USA *