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Dust that Breathes: Christian Faith and the New Humanisms

Dust that Breathes: Christian Faith and the New Humanisms

William Schweiker

ISBN: 978-1-444-33535-4

Oct 2010

256 pages

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$133.95

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In this insightful and look at the practical challenges and possibilities for Christian life in the global age, Schweiker investigates Christianity’s current relevance and discusses how the life of faith can be oriented.
  • Explores the big religious themes of modern life, including religious identity in global times, the role of conscience, integrity, and versions of religious humanism
  • Written by an author who is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading theologians
  • Draws on the work of some prominent contemporary philosophers and theologians to clarify the nature of faith
  • Unique in its appreciation of the ambiguity of religion – in its representations of the highest human achievements as well as the very worst of human actions – using a balanced and engaged approach to discusses contentious theological and intellectual issues

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Preface.

Introduction.

Part I: Topics.

1. The Specter of Religious Identity.

2. Humanizing Religion.

3. Conscience and Spiritual Conviction.

4. Metaphors of the Soul.

5. Voices of Neohumanism.

6. The Christ of Christian Humanism.

Part II: Thinkers.

7. Human Only Human?

8. Goodness and Fictive Persons.

9. Reverence for Life -- The Spirit of Life.

10. Sovereign Expressions of Life.

11. Ecstatic Humanism.

12. On Christian and Theological Humanism.

Index.