Being Human Paperback

Bodies, Minds, Persons

by Rowan Williams;


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Taking a Christian look at the big questions every person on earth has asked themselves, Rowan Williams asks what it really means to be human.

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Being Human

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  • For anyone interested in the big questions of life
  • Rowan Williams explores what it means to be human in the light of Christ
  • You'll find new ways of seeing life, and questions to carry with you day-to-day

Almost every novel, song, poem, artwork, joke and story ask the same question: what does it mean to be human?


In it there are all sorts of issues about identity, consciousness, free-will, maturity, memory, and experience. And it is amongst these questions that Rowan Williams has written a guide to help you think about what it means to be a human being. This not so much an easy-come-easy-go buffet of answers, but rather a guide to help you in your exploration of what being human means.


Written with grace and poignant, each chapter of the book explores different aspects of human existence. From consciousness to relationships to faith and science, this book is the perfect philosophical primer for anyone struggling with the big questions. In a similar manner to Alain de Botton, whose own philosophical musings are made to be applicable to everyday life, Rowan Williams ends each chapter of the book with discussion questions that readers of all kinds will find enlightening and fruitful.


And at the end of it all, the book asks what it means to be human in the light of Christ, who became one of us, embracing the troubles and vulnerabilities of human life, and then ascended back to divinity.


For anyone wanting help thinking about the big questions, or just wanting a different way of looking at life, Being Human is a beautifully-written guide to human maturity and meaning.


Contents

  1. What is consciousness?
  2. What is a person?
  3. Bodies, minds and thoughts
  4. Faith and human flourishing
  5. Silence and human maturity 

    Epilogue: Humanity transfigured

Being Human by Rowan Williams was published by SPCK in March 2018 and is our 2073rd best seller. The ISBN for Being Human is 9780281079759.

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Publisher's Description

What is consciousness? Is the mind a machine? What makes us persons? How can we find the path to human maturity?

These are among the fundamental questions that Rowan Williams helps us to think about in this deeply engaging exploration of what it means to be human.

The book ends with a brief but profound meditation on the person of Christ, inviting us to consider how, through him, 'our humanity in all its variety, in all its vulnerability, has been taken into the heart of the divine life'.

With discussion questions for personal or group use at the end of each chapter, this is a book that readers of all religious persuasions will find both challenging and highly rewarding.

Contents

  1. What is consciousness?
  2. What is a person?
  3. Bodies, minds and thoughts
  4. Faith and human flourishing
  5. Silence and human maturity 

    Epilogue: Humanity transfigured
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Details for Being Human

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK (March 2018)
Weight155g
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
ISBN9780281079759
ISBN-100281079757
Product Code4548934
Page last updated 12th July 2018
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