Shouldn’t a Christian anthropology be noticeably Christian?

We just finished our first lecture at Acton, and we’re not off to a good start. I need to be a little careful here because this was an introductory lecture (people here range from having very little theological background to long-time professors) and because this is obviously an area of interest for me. But still, if you are going to do a lecture on Christian anthroplogy, when you’re done, it should be noticeably Christian. Despite extended rhetoric on how this anthroplogy is different from and superior to “secularist” anthroplogy, the end result was something that would have been affirmed by many Jews, Muslims, and even atheists (no mention of Trinity, Christology, or even image of God).

Granted, the speakers explicit purpose was to present more of a philosophical than a theological account, but that in itself raises questions about how this can serve as the foundational basis for understanding a Christian anthroplogy.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on June 16, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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