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By Kent Dunnington

what's the nature of habit? Neither of the 2 dominant versions (disease or selection) effectively money owed for the event of these who're addicted or of these who're looking to support them.

In this interdisciplinary paintings, Kent Dunnington brings the ignored assets of philosophical and theological research to endure at the challenge of dependancy. Drawing at the insights of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, he formulates a substitute for the standard reductionistic models.

Going extra, Dunnington keeps that dependancy isn't just an issue dealing with contributors. Its pervasiveness sheds prophetic gentle on our cultural second. relocating past problems with person remedy, this groundbreaking examine additionally outlines major implications for ministry in the neighborhood church context.

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