By Ephraim Radner
In A Time to Keep Ephraim Radner revalues mortality, reclaiming it as God’s personal. Mortality should still not be resisted but received. Radner unearths mortality’s precise nature as a present, God’s present, and therefore finds that the various barriers that mortality imposes might be celebrated. Radner demonstrates how faithfulness—and no longer resignation, get away, denial, redefinition, or excess—is the correct reaction to the present of humanity’s temporal dilemma. To dwell rightly is to acknowledge after which willingly settle for life’s boundaries.
In chapters on intercourse and sexuality, singleness and relations, schooling and vocation, and a panoply of finish of lifestyles matters, A Time to Keep plumbs the depths of the secular imagination, uncovering the constant struggle with human finitude in its myriad forms. Radner exhibits that by wrongly positioning creaturely mortality, those components of human event have received an insufficient reckoning. A Time to Keep retrieves the main easy confession of the Christian religion, that existence is God’s, which Radner bargains as grace, as the foundation for a Christian figuring out of human life certain through its beginning and telos. The possibility and purpose of what comes among beginning and death is ordered by the trend of Scripture, but is performed faithfully only in obedience to the limits that bind it.
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A Time to Keep: Theology, Mortality, and the Shape of a Human Life by Ephraim Radner