What is Man?"" Dr. Brunner's opening question brings to mind the Bible question which goes a step further and writes the two parts of Dr. Brunner's idea ""What is man that thou are mindful of him?"" For Dr. Brunner says his fundamental idea is to show that even man afar off is still bound to God. For over fifteen years he has been working along these lines. From Hierkegaard, St. Augustine and Luther he has gleaned bits to piece into the pattern he was forming until he emerges with this magnificent anthropology, thoroughly Christian yet thoroughly scientific.