• Title: Beyond Identity
  • Author: Dick Keyes
  • ISBN: 9780983276814
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beyond Identity From the inner conflicts haunting the heroes of popular films to issues of cultural heritage and the silent conversations we have with ourselves before falling asleep the question Who am I is one d
    From the inner conflicts haunting the heroes of popular films, to issues of cultural heritage, and the silent conversations we have with ourselves before falling asleep, the question Who am I is one deeply permeating the ethos of our age.With provocative insight and an eye for common sense application, theologian Dick Keyes makes a formidable contribution to this broadlFrom the inner conflicts haunting the heroes of popular films, to issues of cultural heritage, and the silent conversations we have with ourselves before falling asleep, the question Who am I is one deeply permeating the ethos of our age.With provocative insight and an eye for common sense application, theologian Dick Keyes makes a formidable contribution to this broadly human and culturally chronic issue of identity Where will we choose to find our sense of worth Is it a choice How will we measure success if not with possessions, with relationships And how much weight then, will we put on obtaining the approval of other people In encountering these questions, Keyes asserts that human beings can only find themselves truly when they begin to look beyond identity , to a relationship with the God who made them In Beyond Identity, Keyes elaborates on this premise and works through its implications for our understanding of selfhood and our relationships with others.

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    1. In Beyond Identity, Dick Keyes addresses the pressing questions of identity facing people in the postmodern world. Indeed, there are few in the early twenty-first century who have not grappled with the question "Who am I?" or set out on a quest to "find themselves." Keyes sensitively suggests that when one sets out on such a quest, they may very well be asking the wrong question. As his title accurately indicates, Keyes argues that the postmodern person should move beyond the current fad or obse [...]

    2. This book was first published in 1984.I spent some time with Dick Keyes at the L'Bri House in Worchester, MA in the 80s. The book had not yet been published, but the thoughts were there, and I was able to listen to his lectures/teachings on this series and then interact with him along with the other students there, over tea or after a meal around the dinner table.These were precious times, and I am sure he would invite any reading his book to continue the discussionI was most impressed with his [...]

    3. Dick Keyes largely presents a reading of biblical identity that will be new to few readers. What sets this book apart from others is how aptly he diagnoses what exactly it is that may cause the christian or any other person to feel a lost sense of identity. This is primarally set out in the opening 2 chapters where he discusses where contemporary society looks to find their identity and then largely contrasts this with what the bible has to say throughout the rest of the book. It is always clear [...]

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