The turbulence and confusion of contemporary life should motivate us to ask the big questions of life anew and to reexamine the disastrous naturalism of the twentieth century. This volume gathers well-kwn thinkers from a breadth of confessional Christian traditions who share a passionate interest in better understanding the nature of persons. The contributors to Personal Identity in Theological Perspective aim to recover the ancient biblical account of human beings as made in the image of God. Their essays fall naturally into three divisions - retrieving historical discussions of human identity, presenting contemporary challenges to a distinctively Christian anthropology, and offering constructive proposals toward a richer understanding of persons. This volume will provoke discussion and debate on the fundamental question What does it mean to be human? Contributors: Stanley J. Grenz Michael S. Horton Stanton L. Jones David H. Kelsey Richard Lints Nancey Murphy Mark R. Talbot William C. Weinrich Robert Louis Wilken Mark A. Yarhouse
Richard Lints is Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Massachusetts, an ordained minister in the Presbyerian Church in America and the author of The Fabric of Theology. Michael S Horton is Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine and host of White Horse Inn, a radio talk show exploring issues of Reformation theology in American Christianity. Mark R Talbot is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton Collgege, Illinois and coeditor of Limning the Psyche.