A Conversation with Johann B. Metz and William F. Lynch on the ‘Identity Crisis’ in the West
A hopeless individual is more vulnerable and is threatened with indifference, meaninglessness, apathy, anxiety, stress, and despair. Are there symptoms of this in the West? Is it an individual phenomenon or has it been historically-culturally transmitted?
This book analyzes, from an interdisciplinary perspective (psychology, sociology, neuroscience, philosophy, theology), how hope contributes to forming a mentally healthy and mature identity. But what hope? Is this just for moments of despair? Can hope free imagination, enlarge desires and rehabilitate the zest for life? Is there a phenomenology of hope?
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- Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2021. 186 pp., 20 fig. col., 2 fig. b/w, 4 tables.
- About the author
- About the book
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- Preface by Pope Francis
- Prior Considerations
- Chapter 1: Status Quaestionis: On Identity, Modernity, and Postmodernity
- 1.1 What We Assume by Identity
- 1.1.1 Psychoanalysis Perspective
- 1.1.2 Psychosocial Perspective: Erik H. Erikson
- 1.1.3 Cognitive Psychological Perspective: Lawrence Kohlberg
- 1.1.4 Philosophical Perspective: Mary Warnock
- 220.127.116.11 Theory of Knowledge: Imagination
- 18.104.22.168 The Nature of Human Identity: Memory and Autobiography
- 1.1.5 Evaluation
- 1.2 On Modern and Postmodern Identity
- 1.2.1 Status of the Individual Identity: Bauman, Taylor, Lipovetsky
- 1.2.2 The Place of Weakness: M. P. Gallagher, N. Boyle
- 1.3 Conclusion
- Chapter 2: The Role of Hope in Metz and Lynch’s Theological Anthropology
- 2.1 Johann B. Metz: The Place of Hope in His Theological Anthropology
- 2.1.1 Mystical-Political Theology or Practically-Oriented Fundamental Theology
- 2.1.2 Theological Anthropology: Memory, Narratives, and Compassio in Hope
- 22.214.171.124 Human Beings and Creation: World, History, and Rationality in the World
- 126.96.36.199 Human Beings and Their Mystical Character: Rationality, Language, and Prayer
- 188.8.131.52 The Human Being and Others: Political Character of the Subject (Ethics of Compassio and the Homo Peccator)
- 2.2 William F. Lynch: Imagination as Grace to Go through the Human Valley
- 2.2.1 Christian Realism: A New Sensibility and Spirituality to Build the Human City
- 2.2.2 Anthropological Theology: Imagination to Go through the Human Valley
- 184.108.40.206 The Individual as a Hoping Being: On Hope, Hopelessness, and the Absolutizing Instinct
- 220.127.116.11 A Hopeful Sensibility: Imagination as Grace to Go Through
- Chapter 3: Rethinking Identity in Hope
- 3.1 Hope Constitutes a Fundamental Element of a Vulnerable Human Being: Disposition to Trust and the Communitarian Dimension of Hope
- 3.1.1 Conversation with Metz and Lynch
- 18.104.22.168 On the Symptoms
- 22.214.171.124 On the Internal Process of Identity Devaluation
- 126.96.36.199 Pedagogy of Hope: Hope Sweet Hope
- 3.1.2 Contrast with the Results of Chapter One
- 3.2 Hope a Dynamism to Endure in Life (and History): Through Hopelessness to Hope
- 3.2.1 Conversation with Metz and Lynch
- 188.8.131.52 On Truth and its Relationship with Anamnestic Rationality: Unjust Suffering
- 184.108.40.206 On Just Suffering and its Value: Sensibility, Pathos and True Humanness
- 220.127.116.11 Hope as a Criterion of Discernment
- 3.2.2 Contrast with the Results of Chapter One
- 3.3 Hope Invites the Person to Integrate Time and History
- 3.3.1 Conversation with Metz and Lynch
- 3.3.2 Contrast with the Results of Chapter One
- 3.4 Balance and Conclusion
- Epilogue: Images of Hope
- i The Photo Album: Identity Is Memory and Autobiography
- ii The Graft: Continuity in Discontinuity
- iii R. Nadal vs. R. Federer: Friendship and Beauty in a Competitive World: The Ideal Desire in Hope
- iv Patch Adams (Tom Shadyac, 1998): Doctor-Patient, Disposition toward Hope
- v Madrid, January 5, 2016: “Mum, Gaspar’s Clothes Are Not Real”: The Energy within Imagination of Hope
- vi The Spiral: In the Time of Aeschylus, One Never Goes Back to the Same Place: Time in the Inner Mentality of Hope
- vii The Immune System: Epigenetic Creativity of Hope
- viii Investment Plan: From the 2007 Crisis to the 2020 Crisis: Hope Means Human Nature and Society with Plans
- ix The Glass of Water: Drop by Drop It Overflows until You Fully Perceive Grace
- x Covid-19: #WeStopThisVirusTogether: Communitarian Responsibility of Hope
- xi Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019): We Are a Society, Hope Is Not Faceless
- xii Dangerous Memories, Rwanda 1994: “Do This in Memory of Me”: Hope, Unjustly Suffering, Incarnation, and Anamnestic Reason
- xiii #BlackLivesMatter: Past as a Principle of Reconciliation if It Is a Source of Hope
- xiv Mt 25: Feeding, Material Need and Hope Transfer
- xv Saved by the Bell: On a Pilgrimage to the Xavier Castle: Hope Guides and Saves on the Way
- xvi The Test of Gratitude: Take, Lord, and Receive from Ignatius of Loyola
- List of Tables and Figures
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