THE ROLE OF THE SELF IN CONFLICTS AND STRUGGLE by

THE ROLE OF THE SELF IN CONFLICTS AND STRUGGLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

To avoid struggle is to avoid living. Indeed, a man's true identity can be discovered and secured only as he learns how to come to grips with the fact of struggle and direct it toward the possible good rather than to strengthen the lurking evil. How is a sincere and honest Christian to engage in this struggle? To suggest some answers Dr. Edward L. Long, Associate Professor of Religion at Oberlin College, Ohio, has written this book. He differentiates three types of struggle which confront man. The first is ""conquest"" -- man's efforts to subdue nature and seize power over the physical world. The second is ""competition"", the scramble for prestige, status and power in political and organizational life. The third is ""coercion"", -- social turmoil and war. All of these forms of struggle involve different types of evil. How to disarm and deal with these theologically -- that is, as a Christian, is the substance of the last section of the book. Ministers, teachers and students of Christian ethics will find much here to help them clarify these perplexing and difficult matters.

Pub Date: Feb. 11th, 1963
Publisher: Westminster