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The Christian Looks At Himself

The Christian Looks At Himself

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What kind of self-image should Chritians have? Should they see themselves primarily as unworthy sinners before a holy God?The biblical view, Anthony A. Hoekema argues in this readable study, is that humanity, having been made in God's own image, was the capstone of God's creation. Even when we fell, God considered us of such worth that he gave up his only Son to redeem humanity. And in Christ, as Paul makes plain, we are made into new creatures. This does not mean that the redeemed live a life of sinless perfection; it does mean that what is most distinctive about them is the new life they have in Christ. And this new life entitles Christians to a self-image that is essentially positive.Accepting the biblical view of our worth can be difficult for Christians burdened with feelings of guilt. How can such Christians learn to see themselves in better light? And how can others in the Christian community - preachers, counselors, teachers, and parents - help fellow members to attain the positive self-image that is essential to the Christian faith? Part Two of The Christian Looks at Himself offers concrete answers to these questions and in d

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What kind of self-image should Chritians have? Should they see themselves primarily as unworthy sinners before a holy God?The biblical view, Anthony A. Hoekema argues in this readable study, is that humanity, having been made in God's own image, was the capstone of God's creation. Even when we fell, God considered us of such worth that he gave up his only Son to redeem humanity. And in Christ, as Paul makes plain, we are made into new creatures. This does not mean that the redeemed live a life of sinless perfection; it does mean that what is most distinctive about them is the new life they have in Christ. And this new life entitles Christians to a self-image that is essentially positive.Accepting the biblical view of our worth can be difficult for Christians burdened with feelings of guilt. How can such Christians learn to see themselves in better light? And how can others in the Christian community - preachers, counselors, teachers, and parents - help fellow members to attain the positive self-image that is essential to the Christian faith? Part Two of The Christian Looks at Himself offers concrete answers to these questions and in d
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Meet the Author

Anthony A Hoekema

Hoekema emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States Hoekema emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States in 1923. He attended Calvin College (A.B.), the University oin 1923. He attended Calvin College (A.B.), the University of Michigan (M.A.), Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.B.) and Pf Michigan (M.A.), Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.B.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.D., 1953). After serving arinceton Theological Seminary (Th.D., 1953). After serving as minister of several Christian Reformed churches (1944-56) s minister of several Christian Reformed churches (1944-56) C

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  • Catalogue Code 33396
  • Product Code 0802815952
  • EAN 9780802815958
  • Pages 156
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Apr 1975
  • Sales Rank #23057
  • Dimensions 212 x 153 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.207kg

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