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A time to keep : theology, mortality, and the shape of a human life

Author: Ephraim Radner
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The miracle of birth and the mystery of death mark human life. Mortality, like a dark specter, looms over all that lies in between. Human character, behavior, aims, and community are all inescapably shaped by this certainty of human ends. Mortality, like an unwanted guest, intrudes, becoming a burden and a constant struggle. Mortality, like a thief who steals, even threatens the ability to live life rightly. Life is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ephraim Radner
ISBN: 9781481305068 1481305069 1481305093 9781481305099 1481305077 9781481305075
OCLC Number: 944957368
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Recovering the context of life --
Clocks, skins, and mortality --
How life is measured --
Death and filiation --
The arc of life --
The vocation of singleness --
Working and eating --
Conclusion: The church's vocation to number our days.
Responsibility: Ephraim Radner.

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The possibility and purpose of what comes between birth and death is ordered by the pattern of Scripture, but is performed faithfully only in obedience to the limits that bind it.--J. Todd Billings  Read more...
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For pointing to the fundamental nature of finitude and creatureliness and for writing in a manner manifesting that very mode of being, we are in Radner's debt. The book is commended, though the Read more...

 
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