An expert in moral and philosophical psychology, Robert C Roberts here develops an up-to-date understanding of human emotions as a basic part of Christian moral character. With an eye to how emotions function in the New Testament, Roberts explores emotions...
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An expert in moral and philosophical psychology, Robert C Roberts here develops an up-to-date understanding of human emotions as a basic part of Christian moral character. With an eye to how emotions function in the New Testament, Roberts explores emotions as non-sensory perceptions that arise from personal caring and concern. His study culminates with an examination of six "fruit of the Holy Spirit" emotion-virtues: contrition, joy, gratitude, hope, peace, and compassion. Though "Spiritual Emotions" is rigorous in its focus on the inner structure of Christian character, it is nonetheless readable and is laced with many narrative examples. The book will be immensely useful for Christian ethicists, psychologists, preachers, and counselors.
Robert C. Roberts (Ph.D., Yale) is distinguished professor of ethics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was formerly professor of philosophy and psychological studies at Wheaton College, where he worked on integration aspects of clinical psychology. Author of numerous books and articles, he is currently completing a volume on the moral psychology of emotions.
He has written or edited eleven books, and is currently working on the sequel to his 2003 book on emotions. During his time at Baylor, Roberts has continued his work in virtue ethics, and began critical new work in virtue epistemology.
Some of his publications include The Strengths of a Christian (Westminster Press); Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology (Cambridge University Press); Spiritual Emotions: Reflections in Christian Ethics (Eerdmans Publishing Company); and Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology, with Jay Wood (Oxford University Press).