The present-day impulse to misread the Bible merely as a self-help book is almost irresistible. A good example may be James 1:19-20, “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God (ESV).”
The basic theological question in “individualism vs. community” involves anthropology. The turning point is the nature of humanity. How does one conceive the quality of humanness– particularly in relation to the tension between individuality and community? The answer colors every aspect of theology from the nature of God to the nature of sin to the […]
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