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Sources of the Christian Self

A Cultural History of Christian Identity

by JAMES M. HOUSTON , JENS ZIMMERMANN

Hardcover: $55.00

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ISBN: 9780802876270

Page Count: 694

Publication Date: 5/1/2018

Trim Size: 6.125 x 9.25

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Using Charles Taylor’s magisterial Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity as a springboard, this interdisciplinary book explores lived Christian identity through the ages. 

Beginning with such Old Testament figures as Abraham, Moses, and David and moving through the New Testament, the early church, the Middle Ages, and onward, the forty-two biographical chapters in Sources of the Christian Self illustrate how believers historically have defined their selfhood based on their relation to God/Jesus. 

Among the many historical subjects are Justin Martyr, Origen, Augustine, Aquinas, Julian of Norwich, Dante, John Calvin, Teresa of Ávila, John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, Christina Rossetti, Blaise Pascal, Søren Kierkegaard, C. S. Lewis, and Flannery O’Connor—all of whom boldly lived out their Christian identities in their varied cultural contexts. In showing how Christian identity has evolved over time, Sources of the Christian Self offers deep insight into our own Christian selves today.

CONTRIBUTORS:

Markus BockmuehlKeith BodnerGerald P. BoersmaHans Boersma
Robert H. BorkPaul C. BurnsJulie CanlisVictor I. Ezigbo
Craig M. GayYonghua GeChristopher Hall Ross Hastings
Bruce HindmarshJames M. HoustonSharon Jebb SmithRobert A. Kitchen
Marian Kamell KovalishynPak-Wah LaiJay LangdaleBo Karen Lee
Jonathan Sing-cheung LiV. Phillips LongHoward LouthanElizabeth Ludlow
Eleanor McCulloughStephen NeyRyan S. OlsonSteve L. Porter
Iain ProvanMurray RaeJonathan ReimerRonald T. Rittgers
Sven SoderlundJanet Martin SoskiceMikael TellbeColin Thompson
Bruce K. WaltkeSteven WattsRobyn Wrigley-CarrJens Zimmermann

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Scot McKnight on Jesus Creed
"Magnificent. . . . Second-to-none for those studying Christian identity."

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