THE CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN NATURE by W. Norman Pittenger

THE CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN NATURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Taking as his premise a sentence of Georges Florovsky's, that ""you can best know what is true about God and about everything else, if you first discover what is true about man"", the widely-known member of the faculty of General Theological Seminary discusses a Christian view of human nature under such chapter topics as: Man as Unfulfilled, as meant for Community, as embodied in Sacramental life, as a sexual being, as defecting from his true self and restored to his true nature, and others. In each chapter the author vindicates his premise by the way he brings together a broad range of Christian teaching with respect to man, God, and the Christian faith. He supports his discussion with the wide scholarship and the lively tone of address which those who know him have come to expect and appreciate. It might, possibly, have been hoped that the author would draw more fully upon insights into human nature available in psychology and other sources, rather than depending so largely upon religious accounts.

Pub Date: Feb. 17th, 1964
Publisher: Westminster