This powerful manifesto outlines a vision called theological humanism based on the idea that that the integrity of life provides a way to articulate the meaning of religion for the human future.* Explores a profound quest to understand the meaning and responsibility of our shared and yet divided humanity amidst the uncertainty of modern society* Articulates the idea that human beings are mixed creatures striving for integrity not only trying to conform to God's will* Sets forth a dynamic and robust vision of human life beyond the divisions that haunt the humanities, social sciences, theology, and religious studies
David E. Klemm is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Iowa. He is the author of a number of books, including Hermeneutical Inquiry , volumes I and II (1986), The Hermeneutical Theory of Paul Ricoeur: A Constructive Analysis (1983), and is co-editor of Figuring the Self: Subject, Absolute, and Others in Classical German Philosophy (1997), and Meanings in Texts and Actions: Questioning Paul Ricoeur (1993). William Schweiker is Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chicago and Director of the Martin Marty Center. He is the author of numerous books, articles and essays, including Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics: In the Time of Many Worlds , and editor of The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics (both Wiley-Blackwell, 2004).
Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I The Shape of Theological Humanism . 1. Ideas and Challenges. 2. The Humanist Imagination. 3. Thinking of God. 4. The Logic of Christian Humanism. 5. On the Integrity of Life. Part II The Task of Theological Humanism. 6. Our Endangered Garden. 7. A School for Conscience. 8. Masks of Mind. 9. Religion and Spiritual Integrity. 10. Living Theological Humanism. Notes. Index