'In Spirit and in Truth': Can Charles Taylor Help the Woman At the Well Find Her Authentic Self?

Studies in Christian Ethics 21 (3):325-341 (2008)
This article evaluates the usefulness of `authenticity' for a theological analysis of selfhood. In his Ethics of Authenticity, Charles Taylor makes a case for the retrieval of authenticity which seems to invite a theological account of the self, one he stops short of offering. Taylor's argument is expounded, and a preliminary critique is offered. The theological possibility invited by Taylor is then examined by means of a reading of John 4:1—34. With John we conclude that while authenticity may begin and frame such a discussion, knowledge of the truth of the self is given by divine revelation
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