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Authored by: Joshua R. Farris , Charles Taliaferro

The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology

Print publication date:  February  2015
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472410931
eBook ISBN: 9781315613673
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041320


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Theological anthropology involves theological and philosophical reflection on what it is to be human, exploring the religious significance of our understanding of human nature in light of the sciences, history, theology, and philosophy. Presently, there is a burgeoning literature devoted to the question of what it means to be a person, and, more specifically, what it means to be a human being. Diverse portraits of human beings have emerged from the sciences, theology, and philosophy. Developments in the areas of theological anthropology are present from a variety of angles. To date, there is no comprehensive treatment of theological anthropology that draws from philosophy, science, and theology. Furthermore, there is not a resource that provides the foundation for further construction in the area of theological anthropology. As such, The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology offers both the student and the scholar new writings from scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds that will motivate and inform academic debate. In this way, we hope to make a positive contribution to the literature as well as remedy a deficiency in the literature.

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