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The Call to Personhood : A Christian Theory of the Individual in Social Relationships - Alistair Iain McFadyen

The Call to Personhood

A Christian Theory of the Individual in Social Relationships

Paperback Published: 7th January 1991
ISBN: 9780521409292
Number Of Pages: 340

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"What is a person?" Although the answer is given in largely theoretical terms, the primary concern of this book is to identify the personal, social and political practices required to live as a human in community with others. Christian trinitarian theology is accordingly interwoven with contemporary social thought to provide an account of individuality and of the various dimensions of personal existence (the psychological, the interpersonal, the material, the institutional, the political, the spiritual) in terms of communication. The basic theme of this book is that we become the people we are as our identities are shaped through the patterns of relation, communication and exchange that surround and incorporate us.

"The value of this book lies in its detailed exploration of the implications for theology of an important current in contemporary thought... His book deserves to be widely read and incorporated into current debates on theological anthropology, the doctrine of the Triune God, and the implications of contemporary philosophy and the social sciences for theology." Theological Studies June 92

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Persons in relation to Godp. 15
The creation of individuality in God's image: Trinity, persons, gender and dialoguep. 17
The re-creation of individuality: the call of Christp. 45
Social relationsp. 67
The social formation of personsp. 69
Interpersonal relationsp. 111
The redemptive transformation of relations: dialoguep. 113
Personal integrity: centredness and orientation on othersp. 151
Ethical resistance: testing the validity of disagreementsp. 162
Political relationsp. 191
Theology, Church and politicsp. 193
Political communityp. 206
Institutionsp. 231
Epiloguep. 271
Notesp. 275
Glossaryp. 312
Indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9780521409292
ISBN-10: 0521409292
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 7th January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.9 x 22.86  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.52