Category Archives: Original Sin

Did God Create Us Sinful?

This post is part 6 of a series The Fall and Sin After Darwin. We’ve been looking at the essays in a book Theology After Darwin centered around a simple question: What are the implications for Christian theology if Darwin … Continue reading

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How Much History in Gen 1-3?

This post is part 5 in a series on The Fall and Sin After Darwin. We’ve been looking at the essays in a book Theology After Darwin centered around a simple question: What are the implications for Christian theology if … Continue reading

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The Fall and Sin After Darwin 3

We’ve been looking at the essays in a book Theology After Darwin centered around a simple question: What are the implications for Christian theology if Darwin was right? In conjunction with this we are also looking at three articles in … Continue reading

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Sin, Suffering, and the Fall

We had some excellent conversations last week centered on my post Houston, Here’s the Situation and T’s post The Credibility of Our Christian Faith. A regular reader commented on both of these posts suggesting that we should refocus the conversation … Continue reading

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Romans 8: Creation Groans

We have spent several posts looking at Gen 1-3 and at Paul’s understanding of Genesis and its role in his atonement theology in Romans 5. In the course of this discussion several different people have brought up Romans 8, especially … Continue reading

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Original Sin Returns 4

We have been engaged in a brief discussion of original sin using Henri Blocher’s book Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle (New Studies in Biblical Theology) as a guide. This series is part of an ongoing attempt to wrestle with key … Continue reading

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Original Sin Returns 3

Chapter 3 of Henri Blocher’s book Original Sin deals with discerning the mind of Paul on the issue of Adam and the Fall. Any Christian discussion of the evolution life, the evolution of homo sapiens, and the doctrine of Original … Continue reading

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Original Sin Returns 2

The scenario sketched in our previous post leads to a deep question for Christians. How should we understand the Fall and Original Sin? Is the Adamic fall history or myth -€“ albeit myth conveying theological truth? Is Adam everyman or … Continue reading

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Original Sin Returns 1

We had a good series of Friday posts on Alan Jacobs’ excellent book Original Sin: A Cultural History. The essays in his book are outstanding and explore many facets of Original Sin in history and in contemporary thought. But Jacobs … Continue reading

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