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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Fortress Press (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800638247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800638245
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,508,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Endorsements: "In the tradition of Augustine's Confessions, and as profoundly, John de Gruchy has combined theological autobiography and pioneering theological reflections into a book that has taught me to name myself: Christian Humanist. Simply put, the purpose of this book is not to make us religious, but to make us more truly human. This book presages a new springtime in theology. Let it happen to you." — Walter Wink, Emeritus, Auburn Theological Seminary

About the Author

John W. de Gruchy is Robert Selby Taylor Professor of Christian Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Editor of the Making of Modern Theology series (Fortress Press), he is also author of Christianity and Democracy (1995) and Christianity, Art, and Transformation (2001), and editor of the Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1999).

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
Confessions Of A Christian Humanist by John W. de Gruchy (Professor Emeritus of Christian Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa) focuses upon the perspective, ideas and ideals of what has been termed "Christian humanism". Deftly guiding readers through Christianity's implied teachings on such issues as lifestyle, social and political commitments, and ethical stances, Confessions Of A Christian Humanist presents definitions and perspective, while addressing issues that include theological fundamentals and tradition within the modern context of Christian life. A work of impressive scholarship accessible to non-specialist general readers as well as seminary students and clergy, Confessions Of A Christian Humanist is very strongly recommended as thoughtful and rewarding reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ruth M. Brandon on January 11, 2009
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John DeGruchy, well respected activist theologian from South Africa underscores how Jesus showed us how to be better humans and links his delineation of Christian humanism to many figures through history generally considered humanists. He proudly reclaims the category of Christian humanist as his own and solidly demonstrates why Christians and humanists should not be considered in competition but rather travel the same journey. Well worth reading and thinking about.
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