The Trinity of Sin
You cannot kill a tree by cutting off its branches; you need to dig down and cut off its roots.
In this book, Professor Yusufu Turaki uses the Holy Scriptures as spade and axe as he digs down to examine the roots of sin. His Knowledge of traditional African beliefs and value adds depth to his discussion of the origin, nature, effects and power of sin in our lives. He shows the relevance of each member of the Holy Trinity to our struggle against the root sins of self-centredness and pride, greed and lust, and anxiety and fear.
Professor Yusufu Turaki helps us to understand how sin affects our relationships with ourselves, with God and with others. More than that, he gives us guidelines for dealing with sin in our lives and in our communities. I commend this book for personal reading and for academic study.
Dr. Samuel Ngewa
Professor of New Testament Studies,
Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Kenya
Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction
- PART I:THEOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
- 2. Traditional African Beliefs
- 3. God and Sin
- 4. Creation: Good or Bad?
- 5. Evil, Sin and Free Will
- 6. The Powers of Temptation
- 7. Human Nature
- PART II: THE TRINITY OF SIN
- 8. Self-centredness and Pride
- 9. Greed and Lust
- 10. Anxiety and Fear
- PART III: GOD’S SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF SIN
- 11. Redemption in Jesus Christ
- 12. Applying the Power of the Cross of Christ
- 13. Self-centredness, Pride and the Cross
- 14. Greed, Lust and the Cross
- 15. Anxiety, Fear and the Cross
- PART IV:SIN ISSUES IN MODERN AFRICA
- 16. Spiritual Idolatry in Modern Africa
- 17 Social and Communal Sins in Africa
- 18. Conclusion