Creatures of Possibility

The Theological Basis of Human Freedom
Author(s): Ingolf U. Dalferth
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Nov 15, 2016
Product Number: EB00689091
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781493405862
Publisher: Baker Academic
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A Prominent Theologian Explores What It Means to Be Human Preeminent scholar and theologian Ingolf Dalferth offers mature reflections on what it means to be human, a topic at the forefront of contemporary Christian thought. Dalferth argues that humans should be defined not as deficient beings-who must compensate for the weaknesses of their biological nature by means of technology, morals, media, religion, and culture-but as creatures of possibility. He understands human beings by reference to their capacity to live a truly humane life. Dalferth explores the sheer gratuitousness of God's agency in justifying and sanctifying the human person, defining humans not by what we do or achieve but by God's creative and saving action. In the gospel, we are set free to interact with the world and creation.

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