Overview

Godly Love: Impediments and Possibilities examines the theory of “Godly Love,” understood as including a vertical axis denoting the love of God and a horizontal axis involving the love of others, is at the core of a new field of research that studies how divine love influences the love of others and vice-versa. It is a multi-disciplinary research program into the benevolent expressions of the Great Commandment of the Christian tradition involving the theological and social sciences. Theological and social ...
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Godly Love: Impediments and Possibilities

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Overview

Godly Love: Impediments and Possibilities examines the theory of “Godly Love,” understood as including a vertical axis denoting the love of God and a horizontal axis involving the love of others, is at the core of a new field of research that studies how divine love influences the love of others and vice-versa. It is a multi-disciplinary research program into the benevolent expressions of the Great Commandment of the Christian tradition involving the theological and social sciences. Theological and social scientific essays ask why there is not more Godly Love in this world and what might be done to change the situation. This book focuses on the problems confronting, challenging, prohibiting, and perhaps even resisting the concrete expression of Godly Love in the world, utilizing a range of theological and especially social scientific methodologies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739167885
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 246
  • File size: 782 KB

Meet the Author

Matthew T. Lee is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Conflict Management Fellow at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

Amos Yong is the J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and the director of the PhD program in Renewal Studies at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Godly Love – What It Is and Why There Is Not More of It Around? An Interdisciplinary Study by Amos Yong
Chapter 1: Ambiguity in the Signs as an Antidote to Impediments of Godly Love among Primitive and Progressive Pentecostals by Ralph W. Hood, Jr. & W. Paul Williamson
Chapter 2: The Capital Vices as Obstacles to Godly Love by Craig A. Boyd
Chapter 3: The Flame of Love as a Refining Fire: Gifts of Spiritual Struggle by Julie J. Exline
Chapter 4: Limited and Unlimited: Two Sources of Love in Tension and Synergy by Stephen G. Post
Chapter 5: Restorative Justice, Godly Love, and Solutions to the Problem of Crime by Matthew T. Lee
Chapter 6: Deidelogizing Dominance: Power and Privilege as Impediments to Godly Love by Robert K. Welsh with Michelle Owaka
Chapter 7: Race and Gender Equality in a Classical Pentecostal Denomination: How Godly Love Flourished and Foundered by Kimberly Ervin Alexander & James P. Bowers
Chapter 8: The Institutionalization of Religion: Impediment or Impetus for Godly Love by Michael Wilkinson
Chapter 9: Universal Processes as Natural Impediments to and Facilitators of Godly Love by Martin J. Rice
Chapter 10: Christian Mysticism—Help or Hindrance to Godly Love? A Case Study of Madame Guyon (1648-1717) by Michael J. McClymond
Contributors
Index
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