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Anthropology In Theological Perspec - Wolfhart Pannengerg

Anthropology In Theological Perspec

Paperback Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780567086877

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In this comprehensive study, a renowned theologian examines the anthropological disciplines-human biology, psychology, cultural anthropology, sociology and history-for their religious implications. The result is a theological anthropology that does not derive from dogma or prejudice, but critically evaluates the findings of the disciplines.Pannenberg begins with a consideration of human beings as part of nature; moves on to focus on the human person; and then considers the social world: its culture, history and institutions. All the elements of this multi-faceted study unite in the final chapter on the relation of human beings to their history.

Abbreviationsp. 9
Introduction: Theology and Anthropologyp. 11
The Person in Nature
The Uniqueness of Humanityp. 27
The Behaviorist Approach and Its Criticsp. 28
Is the Structure of Behavior Peculiar to the Species?p. 31
Philosophical Anthropologyp. 34
Openness to the World and Image of Godp. 43
Herder as the Point of Departure for Modern Philosophical Anthropologyp. 43
Herder's Relation to the Traditional Conception of the Image of God in Humanityp. 47
The Significance of Herder's Thought for Contemporary Philosophical Anthropologyp. 60
Relation to the World as Expression of the Image of Godp. 74
Centrality and Sinp. 80
Brokenness and Distortion of Human Identityp. 80
Egoism and the Failure of Selfhoodp. 87
Human Nature, Sin, and Freedomp. 104
The Universality of Sin: The First Sin, Original (Inherited) Sin, Deathp. 119
Sin and Wickednessp. 142
The Human Person as a Social Being
Subjectivity and Societyp. 157
Self-Consciousness and Socialityp. 157
The Independence of the Individual in Societyp. 165
The Constitution of the Ego by Its Relation to the Thoup. 179
G. H. Mead's Theory of the Selfp. 185
The Problem of Identityp. 191
The Ego and the Process of Identity Formation According to Psychoanalysisp. 191
The Ego and the Selfp. 200
Personality and Its Religious Dimensionp. 224
Identity and Nonidentity as a Theme of the Affective Lifep. 243
Feeling, Its Moods and Passionsp. 244
Alienation and Sinp. 265
Guilt and Consciousness of Guiltp. 285
Conscience, Self-Consciousness, Consciousness of Meaningp. 293
The Shared World
Foundations of Culturep. 315
Aporias in the Concept of Culturep. 315
Freedom in Playp. 322
Language as Medium of the Spiritp. 339
The Cultural Meaning of Social Institutionsp. 397
The Concept of Social Institutionp. 398
Property, Work, and Economyp. 416
Sexuality, Marriage, and Familyp. 427
Political Order, Justice, and Religionp. 444
Religion in the Cultural Systemp. 473
Human Beings and Historyp. 485
Historicity and Human Naturep. 487
History as a Process of Subject Formationp. 502
History and Spiritp. 515
Index of Scriptural Referencesp. 533
Index of Namesp. 536
Index of Subjectsp. 546
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ISBN: 9780567086877
ISBN-10: 0567086879
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.7  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition