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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Victor A., 1944-
dc.identifier.citationShepherd, Victor A. The Committed Self: An Introduction to Existentialism for Christians. Toronto: BPS Books, 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and indexen_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsDedication – An Introduction to Existentialism for Christians – Victor A. Shepherd – Preface – 1. What is Existentialism – 2. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: Dialectic – 3. Søren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Abraham, and Other Key Themes – 4. Søren Kierkegaard: What is Faith? What is a Christian? – 5. Søren Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling – 6. Friedrich Nietzsche: Superman and the Last Man – 7. Friedrich Nietzsche: The Gay Science and Twilight of the Idols – 8. Martin Buber: I-Thou and the Primordium of the Person – 9. Martin Buber: Two Papers by Emil Fackenheim – 10. Martin Heidegger: Dasein in the World – 11. Jean-Paul Sartre: Possibility, Meaning, and the Weight of Freedom – Bibliography - Indexen_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 346 pagesen_US
dc.publisherBPS Booksen_US
dc.rightsCopyright, BPS Books. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshChristianity and existentialismen_US
dc.titleThe Committed Self: An Introduction to Existentialism for Christiansen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale Universityen_US
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.identifier.callnumberBT 84 .S453 2015en_US
dc.publisher.placeToronto, Ont.en_US
dc.rights.holderDr. Victor A. Shepherd, c/o Bastian Publishing Services,
dc.description.noteThe Committed Self is a clear and compelling introduction to Existentialism, the root of Postmodernism and, according to Victor A. Shepherd, still the most significant philosophy of our times. Focusing on Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Buber, Heidegger, and Sartre and their passionate commitment to the authenticity of the self, Shepherd maintains that Existentialism has much to say to Christians with its understanding of: what it is to be a human being, how diverse forces operative in the world and in the psyche shape human self-awareness and the manner in which radical commitment forges and forms that "self," which is nothing less than a new birth. Shepherd believes that an acquaintance with Existentialism will aid Christians in negotiating the minefield they think life has become. And he persistently draws attention to the manner in which Existentialism recalls theology to its proper vocation whenever theology appears to be in danger of becoming a species of rationalism that uses religious vocabulary.en_US
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