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An Introduction to Theological Anthropology: Humans, Both Creaturely and Divine

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In this thorough introduction to theological anthropology, Joshua Farris offers an evangelical perspective on the topic. Farris walks the reader through some of the most important issues in traditional approaches to anthropology, such as sexuality, posthumanism, and the image of God. He addresses fundamental questions like, Who am I? and Why do I exist? He also considers the creaturely and divine nature of humans, the body-soul relationship, and the beatific vision.

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  • Offers an evangelical perspective on theological anthropology
  • Considers the creaturely and divine nature of humans
  • Discusses issues including sexuality, posthumanism, and the image of God
  • What Am I? Creaturely and Redemptive Identity
  • What Am I and Where Did I Originate? Are We Apes, Humans, or Gods?
  • What Does It Mean to Be Free? Freedom: Creaturely and Divine
  • Who Am I at Birth? Original Sin and Creaturely Failure
  • Who Am I in Christ? Humanity Revealed: Humans, Descended and Ascended
  • Who Are We in Culture? Creaturely and Divine Work, Race, and Disability
  • Who Are We as Male and Female? Humans as Gendered and Sexual: Relational and Dependent
  • Why Am I Here? Creaturely Living, Dying, and the In-Between
  • Why Do I Exist? Creaturely Process and Divine Destiny

Top Highlights

“My thesis has been that the imago Dei displays human identity in creaturely and divine ways” (Page 89)

“Traditionally, some sort of dualism has been the default position of the church” (Page 2)

“the whole human narrative is characterized by divine gift giving” (Page 11)

“Humans have a unique kind of dignity in the world in virtue of their representative function in the covenants. Genesis 9:6, still continuous with the creational covenantal context of the image, is one explicit instance that bears out this notion that humans are dignified beings.” (Page 82)

“Our bodies are even more important in that they are fundamental to so much that we participate in in this life. Our bodies are a fundamental part of our narrative identity.” (Page 45)

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Joshua R. Farris (PhD, University of Bristol) is assistant professor of theology at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. He is currently a Henry Fellow at the Carl F. H. Henry Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for The Creation Project (Spring 2019). Farris is also the author of The Soul of Theological Anthropology and the coeditor of several volumes, including Being Saved: Explorations in Human Salvation, New England Dogmatics: A Systematic Collection of Questions and Answers in Divinity by Maltby Gelston, Christian Physicalism?, and The Routledge Companion to Theological Anthropology.


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