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Creative Dwelling: Empathy and Clarity in God and Self

Creative Dwelling: Empathy and Clarity in God and Self (Paperback)

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Recent efforts to talk about the self in a postmodern dialect have created a dilemma: How can one conceptualize the human self as multiple, fluid, contextual, and radically relational while also maintaining that it is intentional, private, focused, and accountable? Creative Dwelling weaves elements of feminist psychology and process theology into a dynamic interdiscplinary dialogue about human subjectivity. The result brings a new coherence and vitality to our search for more inclusive and adequate ways of understanding our humanity. The theologicl implications are profound: the dynamics of empathy and clarity impel the author to reframe characteristics of the divine nature, sin, salvation, and spirituality. The book culminates in a study of "dwelling" as a new, iconoclastic, and visionary metaphor for our experiences of the ever-emerging self.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyThe self, ego, identity, personalityReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theologyReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionTheologyReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religion Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 02/01/1998 ISBN-13: 9780788503290  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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