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Who Am I...Really?

The "New Self" in an Age of Self-Transformation

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The average person today changes vocations, religions, political ideologies, partners, and perhaps even sexual orientations without much of the agony that used to distinguish such decisions.

Nearly all the wisdom we possess . . . consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and the knowledge of ourselves. But, while joined by many bonds, which one precedes and brings forth the other is not easy to discern (John Calvin, Institutes 1.1.1)


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1 [ Back ] Kenneth Gergen, "The Healthy, Happy Human Being Wears Many Masks," in The Truth About Truth: De-confusing and Re-constructing the Postmodern World, ed. by Walter Truett Anderson (New York: Putnam, 1995), 136-44.
2 [ Back ] Robert Jay Lifton, "The Protean Self," in The Truth About Truth: De-confusing and Re-constructing the Postmodern World, op. cit., 132.
3 [ Back ] Ibid., 135.


Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California), host of the White Horse Inn, national radio broadcast, and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is author of many books, including The Gospel-Driven Life, Christless Christianity, People and Place, Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, The Christian Faith, and For Calvinism.

Issue: "Pilgrim's Progress: The Life of a Justified Sinner" Nov./Dec. 1996 Vol. 5 No. 6 Page number(s): 4-8

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