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A Philosophical Anthropology of the Cross: The Cruciform Self
by Brian Gregor
What does the cross, both as a historical event and a symbol of religious discourse, tell us about human beings? In this provocative book, Brian Gregor draws together a hermeneutics of the self--through Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Taylor--and a theology of the cross--through Luther, Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, and Jungel--to envision a phenomenology of the cruciform ...more
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Indiana University Press
(first published October 1st 2012)
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“In Christ, the other is given as the neighbor. I encounter the other as one for whom Christ became human, was crucified, and resurrected, and this sets them free to be who they are.”
“This is also the problem with idolatry, which simply reinforces the incurvature of the self through the delusion that one is actually in contact with some transcendent point of unity.”More quotes…