These essays by the seven 1995-96 Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology
concern the community of faith as an alternative to contemporary
anomie; the language of servanthood; the thought of the 13th-century
Japanese Buddhist Nichiren and its relation to Christian engagement;
Dante's creation of a scriptural self; shifts in the attitudes of
white nonrural American Protestants towards funerals; the role of God
as the central figure of the gospel of John; and the similarities
between early Christian asceticism and the cultural isolation of
contemporary African-Americans. No index.
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