Images for Self-Recognition

The Christian as Player, Sufferer, and Vandal

By David Baily Harned

Images for Self-Recognition

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  • ISBN: 9781532692062
  • Pages: 248
  • Publication Date: 2/18/2020
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

Images for Self-Recognition

The Christian as Player, Sufferer, and Vandal

By David Baily Harned

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532692062
  • Pages: 248
  • Publication Date: 2/18/2020
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

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With clear purpose and remarkable style, David Baily Harned writes about our identity as an imaginative act of mind and spirit. In this important theological work, Harned shows that the “master images” of self as player, sufferer, and vandal are fundamental ways of understanding who we are and what we might be in our lifetime.

The book points out that conflicting images of ourselves often develop out of our social relationships and our bodily experiences. Some images are more important than others, and it is these “master images” that express what is most fundamental to our self-understanding. The extent to which the master images are recognized by us and allowed to subdue lesser images determines our stability and wholeness as persons. Recognition of God’s presence, especially as it is disclosed to us in hearing and sensing, is the primary way to growth in wisdom, character, and virtue.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“In Images for Self-Recognition David Harned has produced one of the most arresting statements to have emerged in recent theological literature, and one that deserves to be widely read.”

—Nathan A. Scott, University of Virginia

“This essay is a creative and most welcome work in Christian theology by a person deeply engaged with the struggles of believers and non-believers to make sense of the Christian tradition today.”

—Walter Harrelson, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Contributors-

David Baily Harned

Bio(s)-

David Baily Harned was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Other titles by David Harned include Theology and the Arts, Patience, and Mrs. Gandhi’s Guest.

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