Donald Capps draws on Erik H. Erikson's life cycle theory, biblical narratives, and the Beatitudes to show how individuals can combat the deadly sins through cultivating saving virtues. This work is rooted in the Bible. Narratives of biblical figures provide vivid examples of the dynamics of sin and virtue. This book has broad implications for the practice of ministry and will be of particular interest to all who want to explore sin and virtue from a biblical, pastoral, and psychological perspective.
Donald Capps is William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Donald has authored many books, including 'Pastoral Care and Hermeneutics' and 'Life Cycle Theory and Pastoral Care.'