Incarnational Humanism: A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World (2020)

Incarnational Humanism A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World Having left its Christian roots behind the West faces a moral spiritual and intellectual crisis It has little left to maintain its legacy of reason freedom human dignity and democracy Far from cap
  • Title: Incarnational Humanism: A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World
  • Author: Jens Zimmermann
  • ISBN: 9780830839032
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • Incarnational Humanism: A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World
    Having left its Christian roots behind, the West faces a moral, spiritual and intellectual crisis It has little left to maintain its legacy of reason, freedom, human dignity and democracy Far from capitulating, Jens Zimmermann believes the church has an opportunity to speak a surprising word into this postmodern situation grounded in the Incarnation itself that is proclaHaving left its Christian roots behind, the West faces a moral, spiritual and intellectual crisis It has little left to maintain its legacy of reason, freedom, human dignity and democracy Far from capitulating, Jens Zimmermann believes the church has an opportunity to speak a surprising word into this postmodern situation grounded in the Incarnation itself that is proclaimed in Christian preaching and eucharistic celebration To do so requires that we retrieve an ancient Christian humanism for our time Only this will acknowledge and answer the general demand for a common humanity beyond religious, denominational and secular divides.Incarnational Humanism thus points the way forward by pointing backward Rather than resorting to theological novelty, Zimmermann draws on the rich resources found in Scripture and in its theological interpreters ranging from Irenaeus and Augustine to de Lubac and Bonhoeffer Zimmermann masterfully draws his comprehensive study together by proposing a distinctly evangelical philosophy of culture That philosophy grasps the link between the new humanity inaugurated by Christ and all of humanity In this way he holds up a picture of the public ministry of the church as a witness to the world s reconciliation to God.
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    One Reply to “Incarnational Humanism: A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World”

    1. Christianity and humanism have often been portrayed as foes Christianity being about God and the other worldly and humanism being about the greatness of human beings This weighty book explores why this is a false misconception and how the divide being Christianity and humanism has developed.Zimmermann argues that the basis for Christian humanism is the incarnation of Christ, hence the title He goes back to the early church fathers and develops the idea that it is our participation in Christ s re [...]

    2. read first and last chapters to get the main idea of the book basically, the incarnation is the basis of humanism whether it be the original Christian humanism of Jesus and the church, or it be the secular version of it that really has no other basis than the original Christian one the book makes a case that the incarnation of Christ is the beginning and the basis of Humanism or the placing of inherent value in human beings The incarnation is God taking humanity into participation in His own Tri [...]

    3. This is an incredibly important book I love the sacramental liturgical flavor, the history of humanism was incredibly helpful and clear, and the argument was clear and well reasoned I m not fully convinced by some of his arguments regarding secularity, but this is a must read nonetheless.

    4. An excellent challenge from the Christian Humanists of our past This is a book that may cause you to reconsider your current, modernist Evangelical worldview.

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