Item description for Redemptive Change: Atonement and the Christian Cure of the Soul (Theology for the 21st Century) by R. R. Reno & Russell R. Reno...
Overview Modern culture fails to offer people the hope of meaningful and enduring change in their lives. Philosophers maintain that people are self-sufficient, that they don't need God to complete their identities, and that whatever changes they experience are momentary and of no ultimate significance. R.R. Reno counters this modern philosophy, contending that the only meaningful change occurs in Christ. At the moment of atonement, people experience an enduring change that has momentous consequences for their lives. We matter, Reno says, only insofar as we are more dependnet upon and changed by Christ.
Publishers Description Change is a daily fact of life, one that people often have a hard time embracing. But when change does come, people do want it to be meaningful to them and to have some enduring value for their lives. In Redemptive Change, R. R. Reno argues that modern culture fails to offer people the hope of meaningful and enduring change. He shows how modern philosophers have argued that people are self-sufficient, that they do not need God to complete their identities, and that whatever changes they experience are momentary and of no ultimate significance. Countering modern philosophy, Reno contends that the only meaningful change occurs in Christ. At the moment of atonement, people experience an enduring change that has momentous consequences for their lives. We matter, he says, only insofar as we are more dependent upon and changed by Christ. R. R. Reno is Associate Professor of Theology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, and co-author of Heroism and the Christian Life: Reclaiming Excellence.
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Studio: Trinity Press International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.99 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2002
Publisher Trinity Press International
Series Theology For The Twenty First Ce
ISBN 1563383810 ISBN13 9781563383816
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More About R. R. Reno & Russell R. Reno
R. R. RENO, the editor of First Things, America's leading journal of religion and public life, grew up in Maryland and attended Haverford College. After earning his doctorate in religious studies from Yale, he taught theology at Creighton University for twenty years. His previous books include In the Ruins of the Church, Fighting the Noonday Devil, and various scholarly works. He lives with his wife in New York City.
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