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“By humbly seeking wisdom from the scientific, philosophical, and social-scientific communities, Horan argues, we can gain new insight on personhood and a wider perspective of where the human stands in the overall sphere of nature itself.”—From the Foreword by Ilia Delio
Traditional theological considerations of the human person presume a radically anthropocentric starting point. Yet, ongoing discoveries in the natural sciences and a renewed attention to the theological tradition pose challenges to this inherited way of thinking about personhood. This book offers a constructive theological reflection on the meaning and identity of the human person through the lens of evolution and contemporary science.
Each chapter builds on a foundational reconsideration of the theological anthropological tradition to resituate humanity within the broader community of creation while highlighting the true catholicity of personhood within Christian tradition.
Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar and assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He is the author of several books, including All God's Creatures: A Theology of Creation and Postmodernity and Univocity: A Critical Account of Radical Orthodoxy and John Duns Scotus.