Confessions of a Christian Humanist
How can one genuinely follow Jesus today, and what does that mean about one's lifestyle, social and political commitments, and ethical stance? In this fine work, internationally renowned theologian John de Gruchy answers that question. Reviving an almost silenced tradition, he lifts the banner of Christian humanism - not secular humanism with a Christian veneer, but a critical retrieval of Christianity's core convictions and values in ways that are both critical of and yet constructively engaged with secular culture in serving the well-being of humanity.
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Stories and grand narratives
Confessions apologia and testimony
retrieving a legacy
A common humanity
A matter of birth and death
Individuals persons and being human
A sense of awe and justice
Greater than we can conceive
Rumours of divine purpose
a strange beauty
Jesus the Christ
The cost of discipleship
Why did God become a human being?
Religion and piety
Growing beyond fundamentalism
Religion as ideology of crusade
Secularization and its outcomes
Science and scientism
Secular defenders of humanity
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