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  • Perfect Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (September 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851685197
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851685196
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,326,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Though brief, this collection of essays represents some of the best thinking regarding the question of what makes human beings unique among diverse species." -- Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, May 2008

About the Author

Professor Charles Pasternak is a biochemist and founding Director of the Oxford International Biomedical Centre, and the author of numerous books including Quest: The Essence of Humanity. He lives in Oxford.

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David Hulme is publisher of the quarterly journal Vision--Insights and New Horizons, president of Vision Media Productions, chairman of Vision Foundation International, and president of Church of God, an International Community. He has studied theology, psychology and philosophy and holds a doctorate in international relations (with an emphasis on the Middle East) from the University of Southern California. Hulme was a producer, writer and on-camera anchor for The World Tomorrow, a weekly 30-minute television program that was syndicated on more than 300 stations worldwide. He is author of Identity, Ideology, and the Future of Jerusalem (Palgrave, 2006), Gospels for the 21st Century (Vision Media Publishing, 2010) and Apostles, First Followers and Their Faith (Vision Media Publishing 2010) and a contributor to What Makes Us Human? (Oneworld, 2007), and Access, Not Excess (Smith-Gordon, 2011), both edited by Charles Pasternak.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Horgan on August 1, 2009
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The 14 contributors each shine a searchlight from a different perspective onto the alien yet familiar mass that is our human essence.
Of particular value are the Introduction by Walter Bodmer(FRS)and rather to my surprise the contributions by the theologians Richard Harries and David Hulme.
Hulme in particular gave me an "eureka" moment by illuminating a connection between ancient Hebrew and Christian texts and our current scientific knowledge about our brains, to show how we have the capacity to change for the better by an act of will.
Unifying our scientific and religious world views is possibly the most important action we can take in managing the challenges of population growth and global degredation that we now face.
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