Throughout this reader, the editors include texts from the patristic, medieval, Reformation and modern eras, while also providing a blend of bible commentary, theological discourse and philosophy. The texts used for this study include thinkers such as Gregory of Nyssa, Kathryn Tanner, Karl Barth, Augustine, Martin Luther, John Paul II, Sarah Coakley and David Kelsey. Each chapter contains an introduction, research/discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.
Overview and methods in theological anthropology
2.The Image of God
Augustine, "The Literal Meaning of Genesis"
Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, III/1, 183-207
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Ia. 93
John Calvin, "Commentary Upon Genesis" 1:26-28
Colin Gunton, "The Human Creation: Towards a Renewal of the Doctrine of the Imago Dei"
Mary McClintock Fulkerson, "The Imago Dei and a Reformed Logic for Feminist/Womanist Critique"
Michael Horton, "Image and Office: Human Personhood and the Covenant"
3. Human Ontology
Hans Walter Wolff, "'Nephesh'"
Tertullian, from A Treatise On the Soul
Francois Turrettini, from Institutes of Elenctic Theology. 1, 477-88
Nancey C Murphy, "Physicalism without Reductionism: Toward a Scientifically, Philosophically, and Theologically Sound Portrait of Human Nature"
Wolfhart Pannenberg, from Systematic Theology, vol. II, pp. 181-201 20pp
4. Freedom & Limit
Gregory of Nyssa, 'Sermon on the 6th Beatitude'
Augustine, 'On Grace and Free Will'
Anselm, 'On Free Will'
Erasmus, from 'On The Freedom of the Will'
Martin Luther, from 'On the Bondage of the Will'
William GT Shedd, from Dogmatic Theology, pp. 509-27
Sally K Severino, "Free Will According to John Duns Scotus and Neuroscience"
Peter G. H Clarke, "Determinism, Brain Function and Free Will"
5. Gender & Sexuality
Augustine, from Commentary on Genesis
Martin Luther, Lectures on Genesis 2:22ff
John Calvin, "Sermon on Titus 2:3-5"
John Paul II, from Man and Woman He Created Them - A Theology of the Body, pp. 156-61
Luce Irigaray,'Sexual Difference'
Sarah Coakley, "The Eschatological Body: Gender, Transformation and God"
6. Personhood & Identity
Harriet A. Harris, "Should We Say That Personhood Is Relational?"
John Zizioulas,"Human Capacity and Human Incapacity: A Theological Exploration of Personhood"
Robert Spaemann, 'Why we speak of persons' in Persons : The Difference between 'Someone' and 'Something'
Robert Jenson, from Systematic Theoloy, vol II, pp. 95 - 111
David Kelsey, from Eccentric Existence: A Theological Anthropology
7. Worship & Desire
Augustine, De Trinitate Book XIV
Bernard of Clairvaux, 'On Loving God'
John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, I.xi.8
William James, From The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature
Fergus Kerr, from Immortal Longings:Versions of Transcending Humanity
Uffe Schjoedt, "The Religious Brain: A General Introduction to the Experimental Neuroscience of Religion"