FALLEN: A THEOLOGY OF SIN, Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds.

Published on October 16, 2014 by Jim Zaspel

unknown, 2013 | 288 pages

About the Editors

Christopher W. Morgan is professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University.
Robert A. Peterson is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary.


Fallen is the fifth in Crossway’s Theology in Community Series. In this volume, the topic is “hamartiology” or the doctrine of sin. Eleven different authors contribute essays beginning with a summary chapter, proceeding to several chapters defining sin in its biblical contexts, then a chapter on its development in historical theology, and several concluding chapters focusing on systematic analysis, contemporary relevance, and impact on personal piety.

Table of Contents

1.  Sin’s Contemporary Significance
     (D.A. Carson)
2.  Sin in the Law
     (Paul R. House)
3.  Sin in the Former and Latter Prophets and the Writings
     (Paul R. House)
4.  Sin in the Gospels, Acts, and Hebrews to Revelation
     (Robert W. Yarbrough)
5.  Sin in Paul
     (Douglas J. Moo)
6.  Sin in the Biblical Story
     (Christopher W. Morgan)
7.  Sin in Historical Theology
     (Gerald Bray)
8.  A Theology of Sin for Today
     (John W. Mahony)
9.  Satan, Sin, and Evil
     (Sydney H. T. Page)
10.  Sin and Temptation
     (David B. Calhoun)
11.  Repentance That Sings
     (Bryan Chapell)
Selected bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index


Chapter 1  
Sin’s Contemporary Significance

(D.A. Carson)

Sin’s Intrinsic Significance

Carson sees his role in this chapter as “setting the stage” for the subsequent essays by giving readers a broad view of why this topic is of such importance. The “plotline of the Bible” would not make any sense without a clear grasp of what the Bible terms “sin.” Carson briefly summarizes how many of the themes and events of the Bible are told against the backdrop of sin and the need to overcome it: “a sober and realistic grasp of sin in one of the things necessary to read the Bible in a percipient fashion; it is one of the required criteria for a responsible hermeneutic.”

Carson stresses a number of points. Under Sin is tied to passages that disclose important things about …


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