Hakbong Kim, Person, Personhood, and the Humanity of Christ: Christocentric Anthropology and Ethics in Thomas F. Torrance, Princeton Theological Monograph Series (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2021)
Kim, Hakbong. Person, Personhood, and the Humanity of Christ: Christocentric Anthropology and Ethics in Thomas F. Torrance. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2021
Hakbong Kim is a Lecturer of Systematic Theology at Asia Center for Theological Studies and Mission (ACTS) and Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary (PUTS) in South Korea.
The quest for an understanding of humanness has been significant. As the ways in which we recognize and define our human being have significant impact, wide-ranging discussions and questions about the human have taken place, with significant theoretical and practical implications. In Person, Personhood, and the Humanity of Christ, Hakbong Kim explores Thomas F. Torrance’s critiques of the dualist and individualistic views concerning human beings in the history of philosophy and theology. This book sheds important light on Torrance’s understanding of humans as persons in relation, the trinitarian personhood as the ontological foundation for human personhood, and the humanity of Christ as key to the personalization necessary for a new moral, ethical, and social life. This presents a Christocentric anthropology and ethics, which focuses on Christ’s ongoing reconciling and humanizing ministry for us.