Emotions in the Christian Tradition

[Revised entry by Robert Roberts on November 18, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] This article discusses several interrelated questions that philosophers, theologians, and psychologists
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[Revised entry by Robert Roberts on November 18, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] This article discusses several interrelated questions that philosophers, theologians, and psychologists address about religious emotions. Do they have some essence? Is there one emotion-type that warrants the title "religious," or are there many religious emotion-types? How do religious emotions differ from "ordinary" emotions? Are they "cognitive" or "non-cognitive," "rational" or "non-rational"? What good are they? What epistemic import,...

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