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The Art of Christian Excellence<sup>★</sup>

Ellen T. Charry

in By the Renewing of Your Minds

Published in print September 1999 | ISBN: 9780195134865
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853472 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134865.003.0001
The Art of Christian Excellence★

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The body of this book is concerned with primary Christian doctrines — specifically, their character-forming intentions. This chapter is a most modest attempt to suggest epistemic conditions under which such a first-order project might again be undertaken. The point is not to jump over modernity and reimpose classical theology, but to see if there are not terms on which the classical conversation might be a bit less alien to us so that we might be stirred to take up the task they were engaged in: helping people flourish through knowing and loving God.

Keywords: Christian doctrines; theology; God; Christian excellence

Chapter.  15530 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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