Spiritual Emotions: A Psychology of Christian Virtues

When his family was shopping for a church, Robert C. Roberts mulled over the different sermon styles, liturgies and worship music experiences and wondered, “How . . . does the apostolic tradition make its way into individual lives?” In this update of his 1982 book Spirituality and Human Emotion (Eerdmans), Roberts argues that emotions play a central role in this process. While many view emotions as “inscrutable psychological phenomena,” Roberts regards them as fertile territory for careful exploration. His aim is to encourage thoughtful reflection about the emotions to foster spiritual growth.


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