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Who are we? : critical reflections and hopeful possibilities

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2000.
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"At a time when many despair of modern culture, this volume offers hope. Jean Bethke Elshtain, one of America's leading public intellectuals, finds amid the tensions and tragedies of our turn-of-the-century society pointers for recovering the life-affirming essence of what it means to be human." "This challenging volume is at once a work of political analysis, cultural criticism, and theological engagement. Elshtain  Read more...
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Elshtain, Jean Bethke, 1941-
Who are we? : critical reflections and hopeful possibilities.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2000
(OCoLC)606314931
Online version:
Elshtain, Jean Bethke, 1941-
Who are we? : critical reflections and hopeful possibilities.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2000
(OCoLC)609358813
Named Person: Dietrich Bonhoeffer; John Paul, Pope; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Jean-Paul, pape; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; John Paul, Pope
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Bethke Elshtain
ISBN: 080283888X 9780802838889
OCLC Number: 43334295
Notes: Originally prepared for the 1998 Hein-Fry lecture series.
Awards: Winner of Christianity Today Book Award (Award of Merit) 2001
Commended for Society of Midland Authors Award (Adult Nonfiction) 2001
Description: xvii, 178 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: How far have we fallen? --
Forgetting that we are fallen : the prideful self --
Forgetting that we are fallen : the slothful self --
Conclusion : living in hope.
Responsibility: Jean Bethke Elshtain.

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"At a time when many despair of modern culture, this volume offers hope. Jean Bethke Elshtain, one of America's leading public intellectuals, finds amid the tensions and tragedies of our turn-of-the-century society pointers for recovering the life-affirming essence of what it means to be human." "This challenging volume is at once a work of political analysis, cultural criticism, and theological engagement. Elshtain explores the true meaning of personhood, examines the dynamics of both pride and sloth, and exposes the internal and external trappings that easily lead us to forget how to be faithful to something other than ourselves. With the help of Christian exemplars drawn from history and in dialogue with such figures as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Pope John Paul II, she shows the renewing role of faithfulness and hopefulness in contemporary life."--Jacket.

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