Derek, Matt, and Alastair are so excited about this book by Dr. Matthew LaPine, Pastor of Theological Development at Cornerstone Church of Ames, Iowa. You will be excited too! LaPine tells the story of the separation of psychology from theology in the modern era, and what useful tools from the medieval era were lost, and how they can be regained. They also discuss practical issues about emotions and ministry and trauma that touch on some very personal experiences.

Mere Fidelity is sponsored by Lexham Press, and features the Lexham Press Book of the Month.

For the month of November, our listeners will get a 25% discount on their purchase of The Logic of the Body: Retrieving Theological Psychology, by Dr. Matthew LaPine. In The Logic of the Body, Matthew LaPine argues that Protestants must retrieve theological psychology in order to properly understand the emotional life of the human person.

Be sure to visit the link above to automatically apply the 25% discount to your purchase or use the promo code MEREFIDELITYNOV as you checkout.

Timestamps:

Discount code [1:40]

Dr. Matthew LaPine [2:13]

What is theological psychology and what are we retrieving it from? [3:13]

What role do emotions play in the Christian life? [5:18]

What category from the Middle Ages ought we recover? [8:57]

Do pure spirits have affections? [18:11]

What role does the body play in sanctification? [23:18]

Emotions in the Psalms [27:30]

Dealing with negative emotions pastorally [31:32]

Transforming the bodily emotions and ministering to trauma [39:15]


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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.