Godly Love: Impediments and Possibilities

Godly Love: Impediments and Possibilities

by Matthew T. Lee
     
 

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This book offers new theological and social scientific perspectives on impediments to the experience and expression of the Christian Great Commandment (to love God and love neighbor as self), as well as possible solutions for overcoming these barriers. Drawing on scholarship that has emerged from a unique interdisciplinary research project focused on this issue,

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This book offers new theological and social scientific perspectives on impediments to the experience and expression of the Christian Great Commandment (to love God and love neighbor as self), as well as possible solutions for overcoming these barriers. Drawing on scholarship that has emerged from a unique interdisciplinary research project focused on this issue, Godly Love offers a fresh look at a perennial problem.

Editorial Reviews

Mark J. Cartledge
This collection of essays advances the academic study of Godly Love by addressing the thorny issue of impediments. As such, it is a bold, sophisticated and much needed contribution to the study of religion and benevolence. It is a ‘must-read’ text for scholars and students interested in this field of study.
Frank D. Macchia
Jesus said that we are to love both God and neighbor but the connection between these two commands has not always been cultivated among those who regard themselves as his followers. This volume brings science and religion together in constructive dialogue to take a candid look at how Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians have managed to move from faith to altruistic behavior. The results grant numerous insights into both the advantages and ambiguities of faith as a force for the larger formation of a compassionate society.
Pneuma
The diversity of perspectives integrate theology and science like hikers ascending a mountain from different paths, which offer unique challenges but eventually lead to an appreciation of the same phenomena, godly love.
Religious Studies Review
the book is highly informative and should interest religious leaders and sociologists who do sociology from a Christian perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739167878
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Mark J. Cartledge
This collection of essays advances the academic study of Godly Love by addressing the thorny issue of impediments. As such, it is a bold, sophisticated and much needed contribution to the study of religion and benevolence. It is a ‘must-read’ text for scholars and students interested in this field of study.
Frank D. Macchia
Jesus said that we are to love both God and neighbor but the connection between these two commands has not always been cultivated among those who regard themselves as his followers. This volume brings science and religion together in constructive dialogue to take a candid look at how Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians have managed to move from faith to altruistic behavior. The results grant numerous insights into both the advantages and ambiguities of faith as a force for the larger formation of a compassionate society.

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