The Wisdom of the Liminal Paperback

Human Nature, Evolution, and Other Animals

by Celia Deane-Drummond;

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The Wisdom of the Liminal

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In this book Celia Deane-Drummond charts a new direction for theological anthropology in light of what is now known about the evolutionary trajectories of humans and other animals. She presents a case for human beings becoming fully themselves through their encounter with God, after the pattern of Christ, but also through their relationship with each other and with other animals.Drawing on classical sources, particularly the work of Thomas Aquinas, Deane-Drummond explores various facets of humans and other animals in terms of reason, freedom, language, and community. In probing and questioning how human distinctiveness has been defined, she engages with a range of scientific disciplines including animal behavior, ethology, and cognitive psychology. The result is a novel, deeply nuanced interpretation of what it means to be distinctively human in the image of God.

The Wisdom of the Liminal by Celia Deane-Drummond was published by William B Eerdmans Publishing Co in October 2014. The ISBN for The Wisdom of the Liminal is 9780802868671.

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Details for The Wisdom of the Liminal

Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherWilliam B Eerdmans Publishing Co (October 2014)
Number of Pages346
Thickness25 mm
Height152 mm
Width240 mm
Product Code4280624
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