The Resource Imago Dei : human dignity in ecumenical perspective, edited by Thomas Albert Howard

Imago Dei : human dignity in ecumenical perspective, edited by Thomas Albert Howard

Label
Imago Dei : human dignity in ecumenical perspective
Title
Imago Dei
Title remainder
human dignity in ecumenical perspective
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas Albert Howard
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean when we speak of human dignity? What challenges does human dignity confront in our culture today? What is the relationship between contemporary understandings of human dignity and the ancient Christian doctrine of imago Dei, the view that human beings are created in "the image and likeness of God"? This book pursues these and related questions in the form of an ecumenical "trialogue" by leading scholars from the three major Christian traditions: John Behr from the Eastern Orthodox tradition, Russell Hittinger from the Catholic, and C. Ben Mitchell from the Protestant tradition. The book is the first of its kind to foster an ecumenical conversation around teachings of imago Dei and present-day understandings of human dignity. The three chapter-essays, the editor's introduction, and the afterword by Lutheran theologian Gilbert Meilaender draw from a wide array of sources, including Scripture, patristic works, ancient creeds, medieval and Thomistic writings, papal encyclicals, Protestant confessional statements, the works of modern theologians, and more. Imago Dei will serve as an indispensable resource for those wishing to deepen their grasp of the theological bases for Christian views of human dignity, as well as for those who believe that Christ's words "that they be one" (John 17:21) remain a theological imperative today. The combination of ethical inquiry and ecumenical collaboration makes this timely book a unique and compelling contribution to present-day Christian thought. -- Publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
233/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
BT701.3
LC item number
.I45 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Imago Dei : human dignity in ecumenical perspective, edited by Thomas Albert Howard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Thomas Albert Howard -- The promise of the image / John Behr -- Toward an adequate anthropology : social aspects of imago Dei in Catholic theology / F. Russell Hittinger -- The audacity of the imago Dei : the legacy and uncertain future of human dignity / C. Ben Mitchell -- Afterword / Gilbert C. Meilaender
Control code
ocn876043330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813221441
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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22573/ctt3ck14j
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30772825
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876043330
  • pebcs0813221447

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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