Self and Salvation: Being Transformed

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This is an important and original study of the ideas of self and Christian salvation. Using the pivotal image of the face, David F. Ford engages with three modern thinkers in order to rethink and reimagine the self. He goes on to examine the dimensions of salvation through the lenses of scripture, worship practices, Christ and the lives of contemporary saints. The result is a theology of self and salvation immersed in Christian faith, thought and practice, while also being deeply involved with modern life in a pluralist world.

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"[Ford] has given us a challenging and thoughtful book, and one that anyone interested in the conversation between theology and 'postmodern' philosophy ought to read." William Placher, Christian Century

"a detailing and the virtues that a religious awakening" Anglican Theological Review

"...one of the most provocative theological explorations of "self and salvation" in a post-modern key." Pro Ecclesia

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Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Dialogues: Levinas, Jüngel, Ricoeur: 1. Facing; 2. Enjoyment, responsibility and desire: a hospitable self; 3. God, otherness and substitution; a self without idols; 4. Language, love and testimony: a worshipping self; Part II. Flourishings: 5. The communication of God's abundance: a singing self; 6. Do this: a Eucharist self; 7. Facing Jesus Christ; 8. The face on the cross and the worship of God; 9. Love as vocation; Thérèse of Lisieux; 10. Polyphonic living: Dietrich Bonhoeffer; 11. Feasting; Bibliography.

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