John Stott and Erik Erikson on the Problem of Modernity: Applications for the Ministry of the Church

Volume
Volume 18
Issue
Fall 1990
Title
John Stott and Erik Erikson on the Problem of Modernity: Applications for the Ministry of the Church
Abstract

Theological and psychosocial perspectives on technology and pluralism--key factors in modernity--are integrated around the themes of responsibility and judiciousness, respectively. It is contended that pastors need to pay attention to both the moral and the psychological dimensions of the problem of modernity. In doing this, they need to encourage persons to develop the virtues of responsibility and judiciousness. These virtues counter the vices of, on the one hand, apathy, and on the other, prejudice and a laissez-faire attitude. Further, pastors need to help persons in their care to develop a sound, comprehensive biblical framework as a counter to the disorienting effects of modernity. The biblical perspective is the ideology that enables the development of a clear sense of personal identity.

Author
N.F. Pembroke
Pages
237 - 243
Price
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