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Hunger for Significance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875527017
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Series: R. C. Sproul Library Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 1,392,021
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, "We must see ourselves--and one another--in light of the dignity He gives us" 9
Preface "The rigorous pursuit of our day is the search for dignity and personal worth" 13
1. Our Search for Personal Worth "We want our lives to count. We yearn to believe that in some way we are important. This inner drive is as intense as our needs for water and oxygen" 17
2. Our Search for Love "Love which is passive only is a dead love, indeed no love at all but a mere indulgence in warm feelings" 47
3. Our Search for Dignity "It is because God has assigned worth to man and woman that human dignity is established" 89
4. Dignity in the Home "We can speak of the home as the cradle of human worth where love and respect must be carefully nurtured and jealously guarded" 117
5. Dignity in the School "The respect shown to Jesus by His earthly pupils is the highest model we can find for the student-teacher relationship. It was the quintessence of honor and the acme of respect" 143
6. Dignity in the Hospital "Where the ill are valued, the whole of human dignity is elevated" 159
7. Dignity in the Prisons "At issue in criminal justice is the basic dignity of a person and his property" 169
8. Dignity in the Church "Where the pain in a community festers is where the Church should be" 187
9. The Marxist Option "The Christian agenda for human dignity is not a revolution... We want change, but we choose the model of reformation rather than revolution" 209
10. Dignity in the Workplace "Where human dignity is cultivated in a work environment, increased production and higher quality are its inevitable by-products" 243
Notes 265
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