God without mood swings
November 17, 2010 4:47 PM Subscribe
Book recommendation: Emotion and the Christian religious experience.
posted by aetg to Religion & Philosophy (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in reading about how emotion has shaped the Christian religious experience and particularly how it has shaped the evolution of churches and the expectation of emotional experience as part of the conversion process.
In a nutshell, even though I consider myself nominally Christian, I personally don't approach Christianity or religion in an emotional way. I'm fairly uncomfortable with churches who present God as being experienced in a purely emotional way and especially emotional manipulation as a context of worship.
I'm having a hard time googling for a book because I'm getting bogged down in self-help guides about how spiritual transformation will SAVE ME!
sounded like what I was looking for until I read the review:
The book is very straight forward and easy to read and comprehend what our worship should look like. A great faith builder, confirms your beliefs.
theology for the common layman.
ugh. The ideal book wouldn't be either for or against emotion in Christianity but would explain how different churches approach the matter and relate these churches with the early Christians.