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Author Reno, Russell R., 1959-

Title Redemptive change : atonement and the Christian cure of the soul / R.R. Reno
Published Harrisburg, Pa. : Trinity Press International, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 267 pages)
Series Theology for the twenty-first century
Theology for the twenty-first century.
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Two Constraints; Three Theses; Four Objections; 1. Two Poles of Criticism; Crushing Authoritarianism; Vain Overreaching; An Analytic Statement of the Criticisms; Modern Humanism Defined; 2. Redemption without Change; Rousseau and the Gap; Draining the Gap of Moral Significance; The Price of Consistency; 3. A Mitigated Humanism; The Curse of Overreaching; Salvation through Custom and Habit; The Continuity Problem; The Problem of Transformative Desire; 4. Vindicating Change; Wanting to Be Different; Moral Faith; Three False Views of Evil
Kant''s Radical-Evil View5. The Need for Atonement; Personal Potency and the Horror of Dependence; Personal Continuity and the Fear of Difference; The Failure of We-Matter-Most Humanism; 6. Atonement and the Christian Cure of the Soul; The Need for Change; Potency for Change; Continuity in Change; Modern Humanism versus Christian Humanism; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary 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 th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252) and index
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Subject Atonement -- Psychology.
Change (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christianity -- Psychology.
Humanistic psychology.
Identity (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567475182 (electronic bk.)
9780567475183 (electronic bk.)