Dust that Breathes by William Schweiker(auth.)

By William Schweiker(auth.)

During this insightful and view the sensible demanding situations and chances for Christian lifestyles within the international age, Schweiker investigates Christianity’s present relevance and discusses how the lifetime of religion will be orientated.

  • Explores the large spiritual subject matters of recent lifestyles, together with spiritual id in international occasions, the position of moral sense, integrity, and models of non secular humanism
  • Written via an writer who's the world over famous as one of many world’s best theologians
  • Draws at the paintings of a few renowned modern philosophers and theologians to elucidate the character of religion
  • Unique in its appreciation of the anomaly of faith – in its representations of the top human achievements in addition to the very worst of human activities – utilizing a balanced and engaged method of discusses contentious theological and highbrow concerns

Chapter 1 the threat of non secular id (pages 15–35):
Chapter 2 Humanizing faith (pages 36–52):
Chapter three sense of right and wrong and religious Conviction (pages 53–70):
Chapter four Metaphors of the Soul (pages 71–83):
Chapter five Voices of Neohumanism (pages 84–102):
Chapter 6 The Christ of Christian Humanism (pages 103–121):
Chapter 7 Human basically Human? (pages 123–144):
Chapter eight Goodness and Fictive folks (pages 145–162):
Chapter nine Reverence for all times – The Spirit of existence (pages 163–177):
Chapter 10 Sovereign Expressions of existence (pages 178–190):
Chapter eleven Ecstatic Humanism (pages 191–206):
Chapter 12 On Christian and Theological Humanism (pages 207–222):

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I intend to explore humanizing religion in a few steps already intimated and which enact different but related strategies of thought: history and social diagnosis, the critics of religion and humanism, systematic reconstruction of theological ethics, and existential reflection that connects the steps of the argument. The argument of this chapter is then a bit complex even as it is crucial to the rest of this book. I turn first to the wild and confusing debate about religion and humanism in history and current life.

As the biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann writes: The Specter of Religious Identity 27 In the Christmas story we remember that Jesus was born just as “Caesar” (the emperor) sent out a decree. ” Caesar is everywhere in the narrative. The emperor is highly visible and powerful. ” The nations of the contemporary world, and especially Western nations, are the new empire, driven by violence and war. Christians offer the way out of that lethal condition. On this account, the threat to Christian existence is that one’s identity might be strung between political commitment to a modern democratic nation and one’s proper Christian identity.

New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. _ r=1&oref=slogin. Also see Martin E. shtml. Jonathan Glover, Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000), pp. 241–2. Cited by Thomas L. Friedman in his editorial “The Silence that Kills” in The New York Times, March 2, 2007, A21.

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