Reenchanting Humanity is a work of systematic theology that focuses on the doctrine of humanity. Engaging the major anthropological questions of the age, like transgenderism, homosexuality, technology, and more, author Owen Strachan establishes a Christian anthropology rooted in Biblical truth, in stark contrast to the popular opinions of the modern age.
“First, the church must be honest about sin, both historic and personal.” (Page 240)
“Technology does not cause this outbreak of evil. Technology facilitates the instinctual expression of evil.” (Page 252)
“Third, the church cannot adopt anything other than a Christocentric approach to unity.” (Page 241)
“Second, the church must model humility in its reconciliatory work” (Page 240)
“The witness of Scripture is that we cannot know ourselves without knowing God.” (Pages 12–13)
This book is filled with rich, scripturally grounded insight that will give every reader an increased appreciation for the great honor and significance of existing as a human being made in the image of God.
—Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona
Strachan effectively argues that we rightly reenchant humanity, and thus come to see the truth, goodness, and beauty of humanity, only when we view it in relation to the end for which it was created: conformity to Jesus Christ, the meaning of life made flesh.
—Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
In this ‘humble attempt to see humanity afresh through biblical eyes,’ Owen Strachan asks, and brilliantly answers, questions such as ‘Does the human person live in an ordered cosmos and have an appointed identity, or does he make his own identity in a world without God?’ Reenchanting Humanity could not be more timely. In this Christological anthropology, Strachan offers a holistic vision of humanity for our disenchanted age. Who says anthropology has to be boring?
—Andreas Köstenberger, Founder of Biblical Foundations and co–author of Equipping for Life and God’s Design for Man & Woman
Owen Strachan is the assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at both Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He also serves as the president of the Council for Manhood & Womanhood.