Spiritual Formation and the Social Justice Turn
Talbot School of Theology
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.
Social justice; Motivation (Psychology)--Religious aspects
Christian Scholar's Review
Porter, Stephen L., "Spiritual Formation and the Social Justice Turn" (2015). Faculty Articles & Research. 273.