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Oppenheimer, Helen

What a Piece of Work

What a Piece of Work

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This is a small book on a large subject: What is special about human beings? Hamlet mused, ‘What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how like a god!’ but went on to speak of ‘this quintessence of dust’. Helen Oppenheimer prefers to start with the dust and move to the glory: we really are animals — and from these animals has come Shakespeare. People are indeed ‘miserable sinners’ — and also magnificent creatures.

The author does not disguise that she is a Christian theologian whose subject is ethics, but she writes equally for non-Christians. Her invitation to the reader is: Here is a way of looking at things that I find exciting and convincing — I hope you do too.

Keywords: Humanity, human, creatures, nature, God, religion, Christianity, Christian, humankind, theology, ethics, spirit, spirituality, faith, appreciation, excellence, love, loving, friendship, friends, hope, hoping, glory, forgiving, forgiveness, praise, praising

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
146 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781845404253
Printed ISBN
9781845400637

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