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Being Human

Dwight N Hopkins

Being Human

Dwight N Hopkins

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Introduction: Who Are We? 1.Contemporary Models Of Theological Anthropology 2.Culture: Labor, Aesthetic, And Spirit 3.Selves And The Self: I Am Because We Are 4.Race: Nature And Nurture 5.Conclusion As Introduction

- Publisher Whether concerned with health, law, ethics, social relations, or relationship with God, religious thought today runs squarely into the question: what does it mean to be human? Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology has mediated classic theological concerns through the prism of African American culture, here offers a fresh take on theological anthropology. Rather than defining "the human" as one eternal or inviolable essence, however, Hopkins looks to the multiple and conflicting notions of the human in contemporary thought, and particularly three key variables: culture, self, and race. What in a traditional framework were seen as "accidents" now take center stage, and Hopkins's critical reframing of these concepts firmly locates human endeavor, development, transcendence, and liberation in the particular messiness of struggle and strife. This major work from a leading black theologian frames the debate about being human in a way that opens rather than closes our self-questioning.

- Publisher Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology has mediated class theological concerns through the prism of African American culture, here offers a fresh take on theological anthropology. Rather than defined "the human" as one eternal or inviolable essence, however, Hopkins looks to the multiple and conflicting notions of the human in contemporary thought, and particularly three key variables: culture, self, and race. Hopkins' critical reframing of these concepts firmly locates human endeavor, development, transcendence, and liberation in the particular messiness of struggle and strife.

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Introduction: Who Are We? 1.Contemporary Models Of Theological Anthropology 2.Culture: Labor, Aesthetic, And Spirit 3.Selves And The Self: I Am Because We Are 4.Race: Nature And Nurture 5.Conclusion As Introduction
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Whether concerned with health, law, ethics, social relations, or relationship with God, religious thought today runs squarely into the question: what does it mean to be human? Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology has mediated classic theological concerns through the prism of African American culture, here offers a fresh take on theological anthropology. Rather than defining "the human" as one eternal or inviolable essence, however, Hopkins looks to the multiple and conflicting notions of the human in contemporary thought, and particularly three key variables: culture, self, and race. What in a traditional framework were seen as "accidents" now take center stage, and Hopkins's critical reframing of these concepts firmly locates human endeavor, development, transcendence, and liberation in the particular messiness of struggle and strife. This major work from a leading black theologian frames the debate about being human in a way that opens rather than closes our self-questioning.
- Publisher

Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology has mediated class theological concerns through the prism of African American culture, here offers a fresh take on theological anthropology. Rather than defined "the human" as one eternal or inviolable essence, however, Hopkins looks to the multiple and conflicting notions of the human in contemporary thought, and particularly three key variables: culture, self, and race. Hopkins' critical reframing of these concepts firmly locates human endeavor, development, transcendence, and liberation in the particular messiness of struggle and strife.
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Meet the Author

Dwight N Hopkins

Dwight N. Hopkins is Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has published several books, which include Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion (2005), Heart and Head: Black Theology Past, Present, and Future (2002) and Global Voices for Gender Justice (2001, co-editor with Ramathate Dolamo and Ana Maria Tepedino).

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  • Catalogue Code 244016
  • Product Code 0800637577
  • EAN 9780800637576
  • Pages 221
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2005
  • Dimensions 230 x 154 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.386kg

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