Religion and the Human Future: An Essay on Theological Humanism / Edition 1

Religion and the Human Future: An Essay on Theological Humanism / Edition 1

by David E. Klemm, William Schweiker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405155264

ISBN-13: 9781405155267

Pub. Date: 09/16/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Ours is a time when cultures and religions creatively interact but also often collide, and human power increasingly endangers forms of life even while great technological advances enable us to better relieve suffering and want. It is a time of great uncertainty, unrest, but also creativity, which reveals a profound quest to understand the meaning and responsibility of

Overview

Ours is a time when cultures and religions creatively interact but also often collide, and human power increasingly endangers forms of life even while great technological advances enable us to better relieve suffering and want. It is a time of great uncertainty, unrest, but also creativity, which reveals a profound quest to understand the meaning and responsibility of our shared and yet divided humanity. It is this religious quest for humanity that authors David E. Klemm and William Schweiker address in this Blackwell Manifesto.

The authors outline a vision called theological humanism based on the idea that neither God's will nor human flourishing alone provide an adequate measure and orientation for human life. The task of human life is responsibility for the integrity of life, the measure of human action. Yet more than that, the idea of theological humanism articulates a profound and ancient insight too often lost in the current debate between theologians and humanists - that human beings are mixed creatures striving for wholeness and integrity.

This powerful manifesto sets forth a dynamic and robust vision of human life beyond the divisions that haunt the humanities, social sciences, theology, and religious studies. It announces a way of thinking about and living out the quest for our humanity and thus the task of religion and the human future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405155267
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/16/2008
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Introduction     1
The Shape of Theological Humanism     9
Ideas and Challenges     11
The Humanist Imagination     23
Thinking of God     38
The Logic of Christian Humanism     57
On the Integrity of Life     73
The Task of Theological Humanism     95
Our Endangered Garden     97
A School for Conscience     112
Masks of Mind     129
Religion and Spiritual Integrity     149
Living Theological Humanism     166
Notes     176
Index     197

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