What it Means to Be Human: Living with Others Before  God  -     By: Michelle Bartel
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What it Means to Be Human: Living with Others Before God

Westminster John Knox Press / 2001 / Paperback

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In this short, clear volume, Bartel tackles the question, "What does it mean to be human?" Human beings are created by God and defined by relationships--both with God and with each other. As Christians, we believe that people are created by God. But what does it mean to be created by God? What is it that God has createad? Bartel encourages readers to think about what they are asking and what they hope to get from exploring the issues surrounding this age-old question. Even if we believe that we understand these concepts, how do they affect our day-to-day life as Christians? Commissioned by the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (USA), this book provides a brief but complete approach to the Christian doctrine of humanity.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0664501648
ISBN-13: 9780664501648
Series: Foundations of Christian Faith

Publisher's Description

The book is a clear treatment, in nontechnical language, of the Christian doctrine of anthropology. It describes human beings as created by God and defined by relationships--with God and others.

The Foundations of Christian Faith series enables readers to learn about contemporary theology in ways that are clear, enjoyable, and meaningful. It examines the doctrines of the Christian faith and stimulates readers not only to think more deeply about their faith but also to understand their faith in relationship to contemporary challenges and questions. Individuals and study groups alike will find these guides invaluable in their search for depth and integrity in their Christian faith.

Author Bio

Michelle J. Bartel is Associate Professor of Theological Studies and co-Chaplain at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Series Information

"The books in the Foundations of Christian Faith series explore central elements of Christian belief. These books are intended for persons on the edge of faith as well as for those with strong Christian commitment. The writers are women and men of vital faith and keen intellect who know what it means to be an everyday Christian." -from the series forward by Charles Wiley, Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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