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Self and Salvation
Being Transformed

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine

  • Date Published: March 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521416078

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  • This is an important and original study of the ideas of self and Christian salvation. Using the pivotal image of the face, David F. Ford engages with three modern thinkers in order to rethink and reimagine the self. He goes on to examine the dimensions of salvation through the lenses of scripture, worship practices, Christ and the lives of contemporary saints. The result is a theology of self and salvation immersed in Christian faith, thought and practice, while also being deeply involved with modern life in a pluralist world.

    • An eagerly awaited book from the highly respected theologian, David Ford
    • Offers a constructive theology of salvation, which is relevant to life in the modern world as well as rooted in the Christian faith and tradition
    • The book goes to the heart of the Christian faith while staying in dialogue with leading contemporary thinkers
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "[Ford] has given us a challenging and thoughtful book, and one that anyone interested in the conversation between theology and `postmodern' philosophy ought to read." William Placher, Christian Century

    "a detailing and the virtues that a religious awakening" Anglican Theological Review

    " of the most provocative theological explorations of "self and salvation" in a post-modern key." Pro Ecclesia

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521416078
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Dialogues: Levinas, Jüngel, Ricoeur:
    1. Facing
    2. Enjoyment, responsibility and desire: a hospitable self
    3. God, otherness and substitution
    a self without idols
    4. Language, love and testimony: a worshipping self
    Part II. Flourishings:
    5. The communication of God's abundance: a singing self
    6. Do this: a Eucharist self
    7. Facing Jesus Christ
    8. The face on the cross and the worship of God
    9. Love as vocation
    Thérèse of Lisieux
    10. Polyphonic living: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    11. Feasting

  • Author

    David F. Ford, University of Cambridge

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