The Call to Personhood

The Call to Personhood : A Christian Theory of the Individual in Social Relationships

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This book is an attempt to answer the question 'What is a person?'. Although the answer is given in largely theoretical terms, the author is concerned primarily with practice: what does it mean to live as a human person in community with others? What personal, social, and political practices are required by personal being? The central insight, that human identity is most productively understood in communicational terms, leads to an account of personhood which is both compassionate and which - at the same time - keeps sight of the particularity of each individual.show more

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  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139238205
  • 9781139238205

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I. Persons in Relation to God: 1. The creation of individuality in God's image: Trinity, persons, gender and dialogue; 2. The re-creation of individuality: the call of Christ; Part II. Social Relations: 3. The social formation of persons; Part III. Interpersonal Relations: 4. The redemptive transformation of relations: dialogue; 5. Pesonal integrity: centredness and orientation on others; 6. Ethical resistance: testing the validity of disagreements; Part IV. Political Relations: 7. Theology, church, and politics; 8. Political community; 9. Institutions; Epilogue; Glossary; Index.show more

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"The value of this book lies in its detailed exploration of the implications for theology of an important current in contemporary thought.... His book deserves to be widely read and incorporated into current debates on theological anthropology, the doctrine of the Triune God, and the implications of contemporary philosophy and the social sciences for theology." Theological Studies June 92show more

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