The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Being Human
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The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Being Human : Becoming the Best Bag of Bones You Can Be

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This Homebrewed Christianity Guide explores how Christian theology can address our rapidly changing paradigms of human existence. Donna Bowman argues that theology can contribute to our knowledge of the human self as gained through the sciences, that a theological perspective on humanity is useful in contemporary pluralistic and global settings, and that there's theological significance to work and play. She also tackles issues of gender, sexuality, creativity, and human expression--with jokes! It's no longer possible to assign definitive meaning to categories like man and woman, self and society, freedom and determinism, reason and feeling, soul and body by reference to systems of narrative (including biblical narrative) and interpretation in which those ideas are taken for granted. The theology of human personhood begins with irreducible experiences both universal and particular and searches for functional understandings from the whole range of Christian and non-Christian ways of knowing. Plus, jokes!
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 114.3 x 187.96 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1506405657
  • 9781506405650
  • 1,809,954

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This Homebrewed Christianity Guide explores how Christian theology can address our rapidly changing paradigms of human existence. Donna Bowman argues that theology can contribute to our knowledge of the human self as gained through the sciences, that a theological perspective on humanity is useful in contemporary pluralistic and global settings, and that there's theological significance to work and play. She also tackles issues of gender, sexuality, creativity, and human expression--with jokes!

It's no longer possible to assign definitive meaning to categories like man and woman, self and society, freedom and determinism, reason and feeling, soul and body by reference to systems of narrative (including biblical narrative) and interpretation in which those ideas are taken for granted. The theology of human personhood begins with irreducible experiences both universal and particular and searches for functional understandings from the whole range of Christian and non-Christian ways of knowing. Plus, jokes!
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Table of contents

1. Humanity: Achievement Unlocked
2. Are We Good or Bad?
3. I Didn't Ask to Be Born
4. Jesus' Brand of Human
5. Horrible, Horrible Freedom
6. Male and Female Created He Them
7. Who Is This Versus?
8. Why Are We Fighting? What For?
9. Do You Matter?"
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About Donna Bowman

Donna Bowman is professor of interdisciplinary studies in the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas. She holds a PhD in philosophical theology from the University of Virginia. She is the author of The DTripp Fuller is the director of theology and humanities at The Hatchery in Los Angeles, California.
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