Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue

The Theological Roots of Christian Gratitude

Authors: Wilson, Kenneth

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This book asserts that gratitude for God's gift of creation grounds the insight of positive psychology that grateful persons act pro-socially. Kenneth Wilson posits that a sense of gratitude encourages sacrificial service and reveals all behavior to have at heart an essential moral quality.

About the authors

Kenneth Wilson, OBE is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values, School of Education, College of Social Sciences, the University of Birmingham,UK, Visiting Fellow of the University of Chichester, UK, and Senior Research Fellow of Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK.

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'"This book, while rooted in a theological conception of gratitude, relates it helpfully to two other current discourses: the recent psychological/philosophical discourse on gratitude and the recent discourse on professionalism, professional practice, and professional virtues. This is a worthwhile enterprise, cleverly executed by the author. A thought-provoking and inspiring book." - Kristján Kristjánsson, Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham, UK

'Kenneth Wilson stresses the personally ameliorative character of gratitude: the emotion's ability to transform us by a happy self-transcendence and by binding giver and receiver in a benevolent relationship. He astutely finds the Christian theological framework, with its message of a gracious, compassionate, and forgiving Creator at the ground of our being, to be an extraordinarily fitting foundation for living a life of gratitude.' - Robert Roberts, Baylor University, USA


Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Theological Roots of Christian Gratitude
Authors
Series Title
Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53355-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137533555
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53691-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 239
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