Editor’s Note: The following book review appears in the Fall 2020 issue of Eikon.
Owen Strachan. Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind. Fearn, Ross-shire: Mentor, 2019.
A few decades ago, during the early days of my own theological formation and evangelicalism’s renewed interest in theocentric theology, I remember being puzzled by the publicized topic of a local theology conference, “The Doctrine of Man.” What could be more “man-centered” than that? I thought.
Of course, as I grew in my doctrinal understanding, I saw not only the value, but also the deep need for a grounded anthropology. For a biblical understanding of man only helps one to see more clearly the God who created man. Thus, in our own day of continued theological confusion, perhaps a right focus on the doctrine of man is still just what we need to reorient our thinking of God and to keep him central. Owen Strachan is convinced of this very thing and his Reenchanting Humanity serves well…