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…  See more details below

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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.

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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

Introduction 1

Pt. I The Shape of Theological Humanism 9

1 Ideas and Challenges 11

2 The Humanist Imagination 23

3 Thinking of God 38

4 The Logic of Christian Humanism 57

5 On the Integrity of Life 73

Pt. II The Task of Theological Humanism 95

6 Our Endangered Garden 97

7 A School for Conscience 112

8 Masks of Mind 129

9 Religion and Spiritual Integrity 149

10 Living Theological Humanism 166

Notes 176

Index 197

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