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David P Gushee
|Description:||xvi, 461 p. ; 24 cm.|
What it means to say that human life is sacred --
The Old Testament and the sacredness of human life --
Jesus Christ, the New Testament, and the sacredness of human life --
The sacredness of life in early Christianity --
The fateful transition to Christendom --
Christendom divided against itself: three case studies --
Enlightenment transitions: natural rights, rule of law, and human dignity --
Nietzsche rejects the Christian God and Christian morality --
Desecrations: twentieth-century Nazi assaults on human life --
Honoring human life: twenty-first-century challenges --
The sacredness of God's creation --
Final words: For the church and its neighbors.
|Responsibility:||David P. Gushee.|
David Gushee is one of the preeminent Christian ethicists in the country, and his work is important for both those in the academic world and all of us trying to live out obedient and biblical lives.