This interdisciplinary, widely researched study reclaims the vital importance of the emotions emphasized in the lives and teaching of Jesus and Paul, as well as the writings of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, and others. In discussing the vocabulary of emotion and how the New Testament writers perceived feelings in their cultural context, Matthew Elliott shows readers that our feelings play an essential role in Christian faith, theology, and ethics.
Matthew A. Elliott (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is president of Oasis International, a Chicago-based distributor of books and Bibles into the English-speaking developing world. He and his family live in Geneva, Illinois.
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