Anthropology in Theological Perspective

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A&C Black, Aug 23, 2004 - Religion - 552 pages
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In this comprehensive study, a renowned theologian examines the anthropological disciplines-human biology, psychology, cultural anthropology, sociology and history-for their religious implications. The result is a theological anthropology that does not derive from dogma or prejudice, but critically evaluates the findings of the disciplines. Pannenberg begins with a consideration of human beings as part of nature; moves on to focus on the human person; and then considers the social world: its culture, history and institutions. All the elements of this multi-faceted study unite in the final chapter on the relation of human beings to their history.
 

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Contents

Abbreviations
9
The Uniqueness of Humanity
27
Openness to the World and Image of God
43
for Contemporary Philosophical Anthropology
60
Centrality and Sin
80
Original Inherited Sin Death
119
Subjectivity and Society
157
The Problem of Identity
191
Identity and Nonidentity as a Theme
243
Foundations of Culture
315
The Cultural Meaning of Social Institutions
397
Human Beings and History
485
Spirit Person and Community
522
Index of Scriptural References
533
Index of Subjects
546
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Wolfhart Pannenberg is Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Munich.

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