Reclaimed: How Jesus Restores Our Humanity in a Dehumanized World

Reclaimed: How Jesus Restores Our Humanity in a Dehumanized World

Reclaimed: How Jesus Restores Our Humanity in a Dehumanized World

Reclaimed: How Jesus Restores Our Humanity in a Dehumanized World


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We live in an era of polarizing political and religious disagreement. Despite the lip service our society pays to tolerance, it's becoming more and more difficult to look past our differences and to recognize our common humanity. The way that we treat each other is a direct result of how we see one another, and our culture is full of warning signs that we aren't seeing each other correctly.

In Reclaimed, author and cultural critic Andy Steiger explores the trend toward dehumanization that underlies our fraught times. People on both sides of the political aisle and from all walks of life share a deep desire for better understanding, justice, and human dignity. Yet we're uncertain how to achieve these aims. Steiger points to Jesus as the basis for rediscovering our common ground and our shared humanity.

In Jesus we find not only that humans are unique, valuable, and bearers of rights and responsibilities, but also that our dehumanizing tendencies—our worst inclinations toward inhumanity—can be redeemed and restored. Jesus enables us to be fully human, and it's in him that we rediscover the kind of relationships and society for which so many people today are longing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310107217
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andy Steiger (MA, Biola University) is a pastor at Northview Community Church and the director of Apologetics Canada. He is currently completing a Ph D in theological anthropology at Aberdeen University.

Sheri Hiebert (BA, University of the Fraser Valley) is a freelance writer and homeschooling mother of three. She contributed to the book Thinking? Answering Life's Five Biggest Questions. Sheri lives in Chilliwack, BC.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Zombie Culture 1

Part 1 What Is Human?

1 Digital Genocide 7

2 Caged Bird in Bangkok 25

Part 2 What Is the Value of Human Life?

3 Furbabies 43

4 She Has a Hole in Her Heart 65

Part 3 What Leads to Human Flourishing?

5 Lonely Planet 87

6 Human Flavor 105

Part 4 How Should Humans Live?

7 Of Weddings and Funerals 127

8 Skull and Crossbones 149

Acknowledgments 169

Notes 171

About the Coauthor 179

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