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ISBN: 9781839730450
Imprint: HippoBooks
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 14
Publication Date: 14/04/2012
Pages: 208
Language: English

The Trinity of Sin

£13.99

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.

Author Bios

Yusufu Turaki
(By)

THE REVEREND PROFESOR YUSUFU TURAKI was Provost of Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS); General Secretary of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA); National Vice-President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); Language Consultant, International Bible Society (IBS); Executive Secretary of Ethics, Peace and Justice Commission of the Association of the Evangelicals of Africa (AEA) and presently a Professor of Theology and Social Ethics at JETS, Jos, Nigeria and Chief Executive Director of the Yusuf Turaki Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Ethics (Boston University), a Double Major Masters in Theology and Ethics (Gordon-Conwell), Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Yale Divinity School. He is married to Deborah and they have 4 children. Prof. Turaki is author of several books, book chapters, articles, papers and manuscripts in ethics, theology, missions, development, colonialism, Islam, African contemporary socio-political issues and African Traditional Religion and culture.

Endorsements

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. Preface
    1. 1. Introduction
  2. PART I:THEOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
    1. 2. Traditional African Beliefs
    2. 3. God and Sin
    3. 4. Creation: Good or Bad?
    4. 5. Evil, Sin and Free Will
    5. 6. The Powers of Temptation
    6. 7. Human Nature
  3. PART II: THE TRINITY OF SIN
    1. 8. Self-centredness and Pride
    2. 9. Greed and Lust
    3. 10. Anxiety and Fear
  4. PART III: GOD’S SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF SIN
    1. 11. Redemption in Jesus Christ
    2. 12. Applying the Power of the Cross of Christ
    3. 13. Self-centredness, Pride and the Cross
    4. 14. Greed, Lust and the Cross
    5. 15. Anxiety, Fear and the Cross
  5. PART IV:SIN ISSUES IN MODERN AFRICA
    1. 16. Spiritual Idolatry in Modern Africa
    2. 17 Social and Communal Sins in Africa
    3. 18. Conclusion
  6. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  7. NOTES

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