Christian Existential Humanism
...is the Christian religion, the point of view of Existentialism, and the social project of Humanism; all as found in the teachings of Jesus.
...is firmly grounded in the Bible, particularly in the Canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), The Acts of the Apostles and the Letter of James, from the New Testament, and Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah and Jeremiah from the Old Testament.
...places an emphasis on the social gospel and on the personal relationship with God through Christ.
...believes in evangelism through works and actions.
...traces back to the writings of Søren Kierkegaard, and to the influences of the traditional African-American church, which placed a high premium on individual creativity and social activism.
...believes in the authority of the Bible, as God's revelation to humanity, but does not support a legalist or strictly literal reading of the Bible.
Why Christian Existential Humanism? - an explanatory essay
Social Change - My views, methods and programs of social change, as influenced by the CEH philosophy.
Selected Gospels - Some of the Gospel passages that have most influenced CEH.
Christian Humanism - Notes on a presentation defending the concept of Christian Humanism.
Kierkegaard and Plato - An article relating to the founder of Christian Existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard.
Recommended Philosophy - Some Christian and non-Christian books that reflect, illuminate or influence the CEH philosophy.
Hero For Christ - Available from Happenstance Press/Kitoba Books.
- There are some who take issue with the term "Christian Existential Humanism" (CEH), given that the terms "existentialism" and "humanism" are most closely associated with atheistic movements which have proven themselves in opposition to Christianity. Both existentialism and humanism have Christian origins, however, as well as support in the Bible. This proves that it is the atheism of "atheistic existentialism" and "atheistic humanism" that is opposed to Christianity, and nothing intrinsic to either existentialism or humanism itself.
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