❰PDF❯ ✅ Forming Humanity Author Jennifer A. Herdt – Bluevapours.co.uk Kant’s proclamation of humankind’s emergence from “self incurred immaturity” left his contemporaries with a puzzle What models should we use to sculpt ourselves if we no longer look to divine Kant’s proclamation of humankind’s emergence from “self incurred immaturity” left his contemporaries with a puzzle What models should we use to sculpt ourselves if we no longer look to divine grace or received authorities Deftly uncovering the roots of this uestion in Rhineland mysticism Pietist introspection and the rise of the bildungsroman Jennifer A Herdt reveals bildung or ethical formation as the key to post Kantian thought This was no simple process of secularization in which human beings took responsibility for something they had earlier left in the hands of God Rather theorists of bildung from Herder through Goethe to Hegel championed human agency in self determination while working out the social and political implications of our creation in the image of God While bildung was invoked to justify racism and colonialism by stigmatizing those deemed resistant to self cultivation it also nourished ideals of dialogical encounter and mutual recognition Herdt reveals how the project of Forming Humanity lives on in our ongoing efforts to grapple with this complicated legacy.
Jennifer A Herdt is Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale University She joined the Yale faculty in following eleven years on the faculty of theology at the University of Notre Dame She earned her MA and PhD from Princeton University Her primary interests are in the history of moral thought since the th century classical and contemporary virtue ethics and contemporary Protestant.
- 312 pages
- Forming Humanity
- Jennifer A. Herdt
- 04 July 2014 Jennifer A. Herdt