Title

Spiritual Formation and the Social Justice Turn

Publication Date

4-2015

Abstract

According to this model, on-going spiritual formation in Christ instills a motivational structure that brings about a rich and sustainable commitment to social justice. For one, humans tend to become desensitized to cases of gross immorality such that in the face of recurrent exposure to injustice our moral outrage is diminished. Since moral outrage moves us to get involved and involvement tends to acquaint us with the worst of the problem, our outrage is gradually lessened through repeated exposure resulting in decreased motivation.

Keywords

Social justice; Motivation (Psychology)--Religious aspects

Publication Title

Christian Scholar's Review

Volume

44

Issue

3

First Page

263

Last Page

284

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