This book brings a variety of theological resources to bear on the now widespread effort to put humility in its proper place. In recent years, an assortment of thinkers have offered competing evaluations of humility, so that its moral status is now more contentious than ever. Like all accounts of humility, the one advanced in this study has to do with the proper handling of human limits. What early Christian resources offer, and what discussions of the issue since the eighteenth century have often overlooked, is an account of the ways in which human limits are permeable, superable and open to modification because of the working of divine grace. This notion is especially relevant for a renewed vision of intellectual humilityathe primary aim of the projectabut the study will also suggest the significance of the argument for ameliorating contemporary concerns about humilityas generally adverse effects.Pristas, Lauren, aThe Theological Anthropology of John Cassiana (Ph.D. diss.; Boston College, 1993). ... Kulzer, eds, Purity of Heart in Early Ascetic and Monastic Literature: Essays in Honor of Juana Raasch, O.S.B. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999). ... and Servanthood in the Gospel of Mark (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement 237; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003).
|Title||:||The Mind of Christ|
|Author||:||Stephen T. Pardue|
|Publisher||:||A&C Black - 2013-09-12|