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Elasticity of Christian Identity

Curkpatrick, Stephen (2018) Elasticity of Christian Identity. Suci Iman Akademis Dan Praktis: Jurnal Teologi, 7 (1). pp. 31-44. ISSN 2302-5336

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Abstract

Identity is elastic. Immanent differentiation and relation within identity is exhibited in dialectical movement as moments of contradiction, assimilation and change. With reference to Hegel, human identity encompasses differentiation as negation that is intrinsic to the elasticity of affirmative identity determinations—expressed as becoming through encounter, relation, experience and growth. Christian identity formation is this elasticity—through dynamic christological loss and gain toward relationality and empathy within life.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Identity, formation
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220399 Philosophy not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: A - Philosophy
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Stephen Curkpatrick
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 05:56
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 04:31
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3216

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