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Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin

Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin

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ISBN 9780802842183
Weight 317.00 grams
Author Plantinga Jr., Cornelius
Publisher Eerdmans
Price: $29.99
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The awareness of sin used to be our shadow. Christians hated sin, feared it, fled from it – and grieved over it. But the shadow of sin has now dimmed in our consciousness. Even preachers, who once got visibly angry over a congregation's sin, now speak of sin in a mumble.

Cornelius Plantinga pulls the ancient doctrine of sin out of mothballs and presents it to contemporary readers in clear language, drawing from a wide range of books, films and other cultural resources.

In smoothly flowing prose, Plantinga describes how sin corrupts what is good and how such corruption spreads. He discusses the parasitic quality of sin and the ironies and pretences generated by this quality. He then examines the relation of sin to folly and addiction, and two classic "postures" or movements of sin – attack and flight. Lastly, he reminds us that whatever we say about sin also sharpens our eye for the beauty of grace.
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