Self and Salvation: Being Transformed

Self and Salvation: Being Transformed

by David F. Ford
     
 

David F. Ford makes a unique contribution to the debate about the Christian doctrine of salvation. Using the pivotal image of the face, Professor Ford offers a constructive and contemporary account of the self being transformed. He engages with three modern thinkers (Levinas, Jungel and Ricoeur) in order to rethink and reimagine the meaning of self. Developing the… See more details below

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David F. Ford makes a unique contribution to the debate about the Christian doctrine of salvation. Using the pivotal image of the face, Professor Ford offers a constructive and contemporary account of the self being transformed. He engages with three modern thinkers (Levinas, Jungel and Ricoeur) in order to rethink and reimagine the meaning of self. Developing the concept of a worshipping self, he goes on to explore the dimensions of salvation through the lenses of scripture, worship practices, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the lives of contemporary saints. He uses different genres and traditions to show how the self flourishes through engagement with God, other people, and the responsibilities and joys of ordinary living. The result is a habitable theology of salvation which is immersed in Christian faith, thought and practice while also being deeply involved with modern life in a pluralist world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521416078
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/04/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine Series, #1
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
IDialogues: Levinas, Jungel, Ricoeur
1Facing17
2Enjoyment, responsibility and desire: a hospitable self30
3God, others and substitution: a self without idols45
4Language, love and testimony: a worshipping self73
IIFlourishings
5Communicating God's abundance: a singing self107
6'Do this': a eucharistic self137
7Facing Jesus Christ167
8The face on the cross and the worship of God191
9Love as vocation: Therese of Lisieux216
10Polyphonic living: Dietrich Bonhoeffer241
11Feasting266
Bibliography281
Index of scriptural references287
Index291

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