Sunday 4 October 2009

Southern Baptist Journal of Theology on Theological Anthropology

Volume 13.2 (2009) of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology is devoted to theological anthropology. As usual, the editorial is available for download as is one of the articles.

In the editorial, Stephen J. Wellum highlights what he sees as the ‘collective identity crisis’ in the west, partly arising from ‘the rise of various technologies’ alongside particular ‘ideological viewpoints’ on what it means to be human. The sad irony, he claims, is that ‘our present-day confusion… is directly tied to our rejection of the Christian worldview and our refusal to acknowledge that we are creatures of God’. And the important lesson for us to learn, as Christians, is that ‘we will never understand correctly who we are apart from a theological anthropology’.

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