God and Human Dignity

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R. Kendall Soulen, Linda Woodhead
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 12 лип. 2006 р. - 341 стор.

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 Schwöbel, R. Kendall Soulen, Fraser Watts, Michael Welker, and Linda Woodhead.D


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Contextualizing Human Dignity
The Self in the Psalms and the Image of God
Recovering Human Dignity
Anima Ecclesiastica
Integrating Three Contemporary Discourses of Human Dignity
Anthropology in an Evolutionary Context
Human Dignity and the New Eugenics
Human Dignity in the Absence of Agency
Human Dignity in the Market System
The Case of Frederick Douglasss 1845 Narrative
Apophatic Anthropology
Concepts and Experiences
The End of the Human or the End of the Human? Human Dignity in Technological Perspective
Dying with Dignity?
Human Dignity Human Complexity and Human Goods
Theological Anthropology versus Anthropological Reductionism

The Logic of Indignity and the Logic of Redemption
Land Displacement and Hope in Jeremiah and in Todays World
Gods Promise for Humanity in the New Testament

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