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The Call to Personhood
A Christian Theory of the Individual in Social Relationships

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  • Date Published: May 2012
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  • isbn: 9781139238205

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  • This book is an attempt to answer the question 'What is a person?'. Although the answer is given in largely theoretical terms, the author is concerned primarily with practice: what does it mean to live as a human person in community with others? What personal, social, and political practices are required by personal being? The central insight, that human identity is most productively understood in communicational terms, leads to an account of personhood which is both compassionate and which - at the same time - keeps sight of the particularity of each individual.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139238205
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Persons in Relation to God:
    1. The creation of individuality in God's image: Trinity, persons, gender and dialogue
    2. The re-creation of individuality: the call of Christ
    Part II. Social Relations:
    3. The social formation of persons
    Part III. Interpersonal Relations:
    4. The redemptive transformation of relations: dialogue
    5. Pesonal integrity: centredness and orientation on others
    6. Ethical resistance: testing the validity of disagreements
    Part IV. Political Relations:
    7. Theology, church, and politics
    8. Political community
    9. Institutions
    Epilogue
    Glossary
    Index.

  • Author

    Alistair Iain McFadyen, University of Leeds

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