Some scientific studies suggest that human beings are innately selfish and that Christian virtues like self-sacrifice are a delusion. In this intriguing volume, esteemed theologian Thomas Jay Oord interprets the scientific research and responds from a theological and philosophical standpoint, providing a state-of-the-art overview of love and altruism studies. He offers a definition of love that is scientifically, theologically, and philosophically adequate. As Oord helps readers arrive at a clearer understanding of the definition, recipients, and forms of love, he mounts a case for Christian agape and ultimately for a loving God.3 Love and the Social Sciences The natural place to begin exploring recent research on love is that collection of sciences examining ... For an argument on the close relationship between psychology and ethics, see Alan C. Tjeltveit, a Christian Ethics and Psychological ... For excellent essays on love and altruism from the perspective of mental and physical health, see Stephen G. Post, ed., Altruism andanbsp;...
|Author||:||Thomas Jay Oord|
|Publisher||:||Brazos Press - 2010-06-01|