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Being Human: The Nature of Spiritual Experience

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Who is right about what it means to be human? The Greeks envisioned an ideal humanity. Their ethereal sculptures depict a transcendent, spiritual model. But today many scientists view human beings as mere machines. And some believe we will be able to make machines with human-like intelligence in the near future. The biblical view of humanity is different from both of these ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 20th 1998 by IVP Academic (first published 1978)
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Interesting book on spirituality in the Schaeferrian tradition. Good counterpoint to some popular visions of the Christian's spiritual life such as Watchman Nee, or perhaps even elements of the Dallas Willards and Richard Fosters.
Warren B
The book is an approachable and mindful look at the Christian worldview for the layman. It doesn't shy away from the hard philosophical and social questions, and the parts that speak of "biblical human significance" are especially insightful.
Jeff Kran
Excellent book, handles the false neo-Platonism which still plagues the Church. Good and vital sections on Human Responsibility and Divine Sovereignty, as well as Spiritual gifts.
Nick Gleason
Much of the book is dated, dealing with issues that aren't as relevant today, or at least not to me. However, there are a few sections/chapters that are outstanding.
Jun 01, 2008 Kristen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who would like to think Christianly about what it means to be human
Recommended to Kristen by: Greg Grooms, RMC
Not difficult to read, but fairly insightful, good for the genre of Christian worldview stuff. Some parts are outdated, but not so many it is a huge distraction.
April Cardinal
I read this while I was at L'Abri. It was a nice reminder that I'm quite human even within my imperfections.
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