Faithful Feelings Paperback

Emotion in the New Testament

by Matthew Elliott;

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Faithful Feelings

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Everything we do, say and think is, in some sense, emotional. We describe ourselves and our experiences in terms of how we feel.

In the New Testament, Jesus and Paul displayed a wide range of emotions in their lives and teaching. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards and others have recognized the vital importance of emotion in Christian experience. However, in recent times, many preachers and theologians have pushed emotion to the sidelines. The relationship between reason and emotion can be confused or obscure in much of our thinking. We need to look afresh at the causes, nature and role of felt experience in Christian living.

In this significant new study, Matthew Elliott asks 'What is an emotion?', and applies recent studies of emotion to the New Testament. While he discusses the vocabulary of emotion - love, joy, hope, jealousy, fear, sorrow, anger - his primary concern is with emotion itself, how it was perceived by the New Testament writers in their cultural context, and what role they thought it should play in the lives of Christian believers. He argues that our feelings play an essential role in Christian faith, theology and ethics.

Faithful Feelings by Matthew Elliott was published by Intervarsity Press in October 2005 and is our 42504th best seller. The ISBN for Faithful Feelings is 9781844740796.

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''This book shows originality in its choice of subject, in the application of current research in psychology to ancient texts, in the comprehensiveness of its scope, and to some extent in the interpretation of individual texts. There is no other book that covers the same ground, and the topic is an important one.'' I. Howard Marshall

''This is an immensely significant work that breaks new ground, opening a new field of enquiry that those who follow must address.'' Craig Keener

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Details for Faithful Feelings

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIntervarsity Press (October 2005)
Number of Pages320
Thickness26 mm
Height230 mm
Width158 mm
Product Code105964
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