Morality of the Heart
Morality of the Heart

Morality of the Heart

A Psychology for the Christian Moral Life


146 Pages, 6.03 x 8.99

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: March 1997

ISBN 9780824516031

Price: $18.95


Using developmental psychological theory from Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development, Norma Hann's emphasis on the role of emotion and defense mechanisms in self-perceptions related to morality, and Carol Gilligan's theory of sexual differences in ethics, as well as Martin Hoffman's theory of empathic development, Shelton constructs a moral theory rooted in the human capacity for empathy. He considers how empathy is developed, how emotions may be developed, and how persons become blind to their own immorality, ending with a brief caution about the limits of empathy. Recommended for all libraries, but especially for public and seminary libraries.

Author Biography

Shelton is Associate Professor of Psychology at Regis College in Denver and licensed psychologist in private practice. He is an internationally-known consultant, lecturer, and workshop facilitator.