'Bound Over to Satan’s Tyranny’: Sin and Satan in Contemporary Reformed Hamartiology

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What might be the shape of a Reformed account of sin which does justice to the soteriological necessity of conceiving of salvation as a “three agent drama” involving God, the human, and those powers inimical to God of which the Devil is a synecdoche? What role ought the figure of Satan play in contemporary hamartiology and what is at stake in asking and answering such a question? In conversation with recent work in Pauline apocalyptic as well as the work of G.C. Berkouwer as a developed example of the treatment of Satan in modern Protestant soteriology, this paper explores these questions with a view to discerning possibilities for constructive restatement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
JournalTheology Today
Issue number1
Early online date16 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018



  • Sin
  • Satan
  • Apocalyptic
  • Redemption
  • Berkouwer
  • Apostle Paul

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