Being Human: The Nature of Spiritual Experience

Macaulay, Ranald; Jerram Barrs

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Who is right about what it means to be human? The Greeks envisioned an ideal humanity. Their ethereal sculptures depict a transcendent, spiritual model. But today many scientists view human beings as mere machines. And some believe we will be able to make machines with human-like intelligence in the near future. The biblical view of humanity is different from both of these. For the writers of Scripture, to be human is to be in the image of God. Guided by this view, Ranald Macaulay and Jerram Barrs discuss the nature of spiritual experience. As the pursuit of true spirituality takes us away from sinfulness, it moves us closer to what God intended us to be. When we are truly spiritual, we are fully human. Macauley and Barrs begin by stressing the centrality of Christ. Then they distinguish between self and the sinfulness of self, argue for using our minds in spiritual matters, and illuminate the many ways God guides us. Their chapter on the family discusses the vexed issue of authority. And they conclude with a look at the evidence, judgment, hope, joy and reward of faith. In short, this book, now back in print due to ongoing demand, presents an integrated model for what human beings really are.

1 in stock

Publisher
IVP
Publisher City
Downer's Grove, IL
Year
1998
Edition
reprint
Format
p/b
Author
Macaulay, Ranald; Jerram Barrs
SKU
IYC132511
Categories
Condition
Very good, 1998 edition (1978 original), text block firm, covers good (slight bumping at base and corners. Inscriptiion on ffep otherwise no markings.
Size
C (216 x 135)
Page Count
216
ISBN
9780830815029