Item description for The Treasure of Earthen Vessels: Explorations in Theological Anthropology by Brian H. Childs & David W. Waanders...
Overview David W. Waanders. Contributors to this volume explore the meaning of the soul and the spirit in light of contemporary scientific and medical understandings about human life in a pluralistic society.
The church is in need of a thoroughly developed understanding of human experience in relation to the divine to deal successfully with the complex issues that are part of life in today's world. Contributors to this timely volume speak to that need as they explore the meaning of the soul and spirit in light of contemporary scientific and medical understandings about human life in a pluralistic society.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.93" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.91 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1994
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664254934 ISBN13 9780664254933
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More About Brian H. Childs & David W. Waanders
Brian H. Childs is Director of Clinical Ethics and Spiritual Care at Shore Health System, University of Maryland Medical System in Easton, Maryland.
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Too much verbage Jan 6, 2005
The title is misleading. It doesn't address anthropology as I thought it would, but rather goes in depth about salvation. I was looking for material about science and the existence of God and instead I found it was a collection of articles about Lapsley . Is it a Christian book, or is it secular? There's so much verbage in this book that it's hard to tell what they're saying half the time. The most confusing parts are when they're using all those five dollar words to describe salvation, and when they equivocate on the meaning of salvation and other related terms. It seems that, in order to read this book, you must also be familiar with some obscure article written by Lapsley on salvation. After a bit of sifting, you may, as I have, been able to find some enlightening spiritual truths, and it is one of the few sources I have found discussing Martin Luther and bodily functions. Students at seminary may enjoy this type of academic material, but I found little use for it.