Archives for March 28, 2012

Book recommendation about original sin

Some have asked for my view of original sin and the connection between Adam and us. I cannot do better than recommend Bernard Ramm's Offense to Reason: A Theology of Sin (Harper & Row, 1985). It was one of his last books and one of his best. (It's a bad title because Ramm did not think original sin is irrational; he thought it is beyond reason's ability to comprehend.) Ramm covers all the Christian options including Barth's idea of saga. The Bible calls sin the "mystery of iniquity." If we … [Read more...]