Thinking the Human

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The class works through Robert Jenson’s essays in theological anthropology, On Thinking the Human. Jenson’s basic line is as follows. We generally think that we know what it means to be a human being, and that understanding God is our problem. But when we actually look at fundamental features of our humanness (our mortality, our freedom, and so forth) we discover that in fact we don’t understand what it is to be a human. But, Jenson says, if we take the Trinity seriously, these problems about ‚Äúthe human‚Äù can be resolved. It’s a strong book worth reading (and, if you read if first with me some years ago, worth reading again).