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Responsive Becoming: Moral Formation in Theological, Evolutionary, and Developmental Perspective

by Assistant Professor Angela (Hope College, USA) Carpenter

Part of the T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics Series

Responsive Becoming: Moral Formation in Theological, Evolutionary, and Developmental Perspective Synopsis

This volume offers an interdisciplinary study of Reformed sanctification and human development, providing the foundation for a constructive account of Christian moral formation that is attentive both to divine grace and to the significance of natural, embodied processes. Angela Carpenter's argument also addresses the impressions that such theologies give; namely either solitude in the face of adversity, or sheer passivity. Through careful examination of the doctrine of sanctification in three Reformed theologians - John Calvin, John Owen and Horace Bushnell-Carpenter argues that human responsiveness in the context of fellowship with the triune God provides a basic framework for a theological account of moral transformation. Her relational approach brings together divine and human agency in a dynamic process where both are indispensable. Supplying an account of moral formation located within Christian salvation, while also being attentive to embodied human nature and the sciences, this book is vital to all those interested in spiritual formation and the human capacity for love.

Responsive Becoming: Moral Formation in Theological, Evolutionary, and Developmental Perspective Press Reviews

Doctrine meets life, theology meets the human sciences, and the scholarly meets the practical in this beautifully written and persausively argued account of how God's grace relates to our ordinary humanity. This is theological ethics at its very best. I recommend it enthusiastically. * Gerald McKenny, Walter Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame, USA *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780567698162
Publication date: 29th October 2020
Author: Assistant Professor Angela (Hope College, USA) Carpenter
Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: Christian theology,

About Assistant Professor Angela (Hope College, USA) Carpenter

Angela Carpenter is Assistant Professor of Religion at Hope College, USA.

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