The call to personhood: a Christian theory of the individual in social relationships

This book is an attempt to answer the question 'What is a person?'. Although the answer is given in largely theoretical terms, the author is concerned primarily with practice: what does it mean to live as a human person in community with others? What personal, social, and political practic...

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Main Author: McFadyen, Alistair I. 1961-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1990.
In:Year: 1990
Reviews:REVIEWS (1992) (Lash, Nicholas, 1934 - 2020)
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Social philosophy / Theology
B Interpersonal relationship / Relationship to God
Further subjects:B Christian Sociology
B Theological anthropology ; Christianity
B Church and social problems
B Self-actualization (Psychology) Religious aspects Christianity
B Self-actualization (Psychology) ; Religious aspects ; Christianity
B Christianity ; Psychology
B Interpersonal Relations Religious aspects Christianity
B Theological Anthropology Christianity
B Interpersonal relations ; Religious aspects ; Christianity
B Christianity Psychology
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521384711
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Summary:This book is an attempt to answer the question 'What is a person?'. Although the answer is given in largely theoretical terms, the author is concerned primarily with practice: what does it mean to live as a human person in community with others? What personal, social, and political practices are required by personal being? The central insight, that human identity is most productively understood in communicational terms, leads to an account of personhood which is both compassionate and which - at the same time - keeps sight of the particularity of each individual.
pt. I. Persons in relation to God : The creation of individuality in God's image: Trinity, persons, gender and dialogue -- The re-creation of individuality: the call of Christ. pt. II. Social relations : The social formation of persons. pt. III. Interpersonal relations : The redemptive transformation of relations: dialogue -- Personal integrity: centredness and orientation on others -- Ethical resistance: testing the validity of disagreements. pt. IV. Political relations : Theology, church and politics -- Political community -- Institutions
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Feb 2016)
ISBN:0511598017
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511598012