Sources of the Christian Self : A Cultural History of Christian Identity, Hardback Book

Sources of the Christian Self : A Cultural History of Christian Identity Hardback

Edited by James M. Houston, Jens Zimmermann


Building on Charles Taylor's Sources of the Self, this book explores lived Christian identity through the ages.

Beginning with such Old Testament figures as Abraham, Moses, and Daniel and moving through the New Testament, the early church, the Middle Ages, and onward, 40 short biographical chapters illustrate how Christian identity has been formed by history, society, and God.

Among the many historical subjects are Justin Martyr, Augustine, Julian of Norwich, Dante, John Calvin, Teresa of Avila and C.

S. Lewis - all of whom boldly lived their Christian identities in the world.

Sources of the Christian Self shows how Christian identity has evolved over time and, in so doing, offers deep insight into our own Christian selves today. Contributors include: Markus Bockmuehl, Gerald P. Boersma, Hans Boersma, Julie Canlis, James M. Houston, Jonathan Sing-cheung Li, V. Phillips Long, Howard Louthan, Elizabeth Ludlow, Eleanor McCullough, Stephen Ney, Ryan S.

Olson, Steve L. Porter, Iain Provan, Murray Rae, Jonathan Reimer, Ronald T.

Rittgers, Sven Soderlund, Janet Martin Soskice, Mikael Tellbe, Colin Thompson, Bruce K.

Waltke, Steven Watts, Robyn Wrigley-Carr and Jens Zimmermann.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 694 pages
  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of religion
  • ISBN: 9780802876270



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