Myself as Another
About the book
Myself As Another uniquely approaches the reality of the human person offering an exploration of the writings of politicians, psychiatrists, and philosophers on the subject of personal identity and the ‘other.’ McNerney’s treatment of these questions is made not on intellectual stilts, but rather with a focus on the heart of contemporary human experience in the light of God’s self-revelation. Drawing deeply on the insights of Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic thinkers McNerney shows how a spirituality of unity can nourish us on “a journey to the heart of who we are.”
"In his new book Myself as Another Rev. Dr John McNerney confirms his reputation as a critical thinker, an outstanding writer, a significant scholar and philosopher extraordinaire. With his unique capacity to translate complex ideas into comprehensible ones, John explores that core human psycho-spiritual question of identity; ‘Who am I’? ‘Who do others say that I am’? ‘How do I define myself in relation to the other’? As ever in his writing John speaks 'heart to heart'. He invites us into the company and profundity of eighteen seminal thinkers on the subject, guiding us gently and inexorably toward greater understanding of the dignity of the human person and the quest to preserve and respect that in all our encounters and institutions. One emerges from this erudite text wiser, kinder, edified, inspired and imbued with passionate commitment to the personhood of others. "