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The concept of human dignity has been stripped from its traditional context in Christian thought, becoming “a moral trump frayed by heavy use,” but a compelling alternate vision has not yet emerged.
God and Human Dignity offers a fresh restatement of the nature and scope of human dignity in Christian perspective. Theologians, ethicists, and biblical scholars from around the world here examine the dimensions of human worth in the light of sacred Scripture, doctrine, and ecclesial practice. In contrast to modernity's often monochromatic accounts of human dignity in terms of freedom or rationality, these essays argue that human dignity in Christian perspective is a “many-splendored thing” reflecting humanity's participation in the divine drama of creation, redemption, and new creation. Representing disciplines across the academic spectrum, the essays in God and Human Dignity offer systematic and scriptural perspectives on human dignity that connect to a host of pressing contemporary issues.
Contributors: C. Clifton Black, Russell Botman, Don Browing, J. Kameron Carter, Elaine Graham, Robert W. Jensen, James L. Mays, M. Douglas Meeks, Esther Menn, Peter Ochs, John Polkinghorne, Hans Reinders, Gerhard Sauter, Christoph SchwÃ¶bel, R. Kendall Soulen, Fraser Watts, Michael Welker, and Linda Woodhead.D
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The concept of human dignity has been removed from its traditional context in Christian thought, but a compelling alternate vision has not yet emerged. As a result the discourse of human dignity in modern Western society has become increasingly vague and contested, even as new and urgent threats to human dignity manifest themselves.
In God and Human Dignity theologians, ethicists, and biblical scholars from around the world offer a fresh restatement of the nature and scope of human dignity using the best resources of the Christian tradition. In contrast to modernity’s often monochromatic accounts of human dignity in terms of freedom or rationality, these essays argue that dignity in Christian perspective is a "many-splendored thing" reflecting humanity’s participation in the divine drama of creation, redemption, and new creation. In the course of their discussion, the authors address a wide range of current issues related to human dignity, from economic globalization and evolutionary theory to severe disability and biotechnology.
C. Clifton Black
H. Russel Botman
Don S. Browning
J. Kameron Carter
Elaine L. Graham
Robert W. Jenson
James Luther Mays
M. Douglas Meeks
Esther Marie Menn
Hans S. Reinders
R. Kendall Soulen
R. Kendall Soulen is professor of systematic theology at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. He is also the coauthor of Handbook of Biblical Criticism.
Linda Woodhead is professor of sociology of religion at Lancaster University, England. Her other books include Christianity: A Very Short Introduction.
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Book Description Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2006. Soft Cover Book. Condition: Very Good++. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. This is a solid and bright soft cover book with VERY tight pages.This is a Religious Work. The condition is Very Good++ It LOOKS LIGHTLY READ.c2006. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. This book has a very bright and Very clean cover with very nice edges.! The pages are tight, bright, unmarked text. No names. . no highlighting. Small remainder mark. Tiny bump to top page end, and a very light (hard to see) stain to the top of front cover. Nice smooth spine. Hardly any shelf wear!! Nice very clean book! 341 pages. #18,256. Seller Inventory # 018256