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By Susan A. Ross

Drawing at the knowledge and educating adventure of hugely revered theologians, the attractive Theology sequence builds an organization starting place for graduate learn and different ministry formation courses. all of the six volumes—Scripture, Jesus, God, Discipleship, Anthropology, and Church—is excited by retrieving, rigorously comparing, and constructively reading the Christian culture. complete in scope and accessibly written, those volumes, used jointly or independently, will stimulate wealthy theological mirrored image and dialogue. extra vital, the sequence will create and maintain the fervour of the following iteration of theologians and church leaders.

What does it suggest to be human within the twenty-first century? Susan Ross explores this query in the course of the lens of human wants: for God, freedom, wisdom, love, and enjoyment, but in addition for energy, customer items, self-gratification, and cash. starting with biblical narratives of human wishes, she is going directly to reflect on how old, medieval, and smooth thinkers have wrestled with a number of the ways in which people have sought achievement on this planet and in God.

The twenty-first century brings new questions and carrying on with challenges:

    In a global of accelerating complexity and fragmentation, will we nonetheless discuss the self?
    How have feminism and new pondering sexuality replaced the methods we predict approximately ourselves?
    How can we hold our humanity within the face of large human evil?
    What do the findings of technology say approximately our specialty as human beings?

Anthropology: looking gentle and wonder deals a direction during the many conflicting perspectives of humanity, suggesting a fuller approach to life as we attempt to stick with the instance of Jesus.

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