‘The Logic of the Body,’ with Dr. Matthew LaPine

Matthew LaPine joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to talk about a properly theological account of human emotions.

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.

The Book of the Month is The Logic of the Body: Retrieving Theological Psychology, by Dr. Matthew LaPine. Dr. LaPine argues that Protestants must retrieve theological psychology in order to properly understand the emotional life of the human person. For the month of November 2020, Mere Fidelity listeners will get a 25% discount on their purchase of this volume with the code MEREFIDELITYNOV at checkout.


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Dr. Matthew LaPine
What is theological psychology and what are we retrieving it from?
What role do emotions play in the Christian life?
What category from the Middle Ages ought we to recover?
Do pure spirits have affections?
What role does the body play in sanctification?
Emotions in the Psalms
Dealing with negative emotions pastorally
Transforming the bodily emotions and ministering to trauma

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