TIME, (COM)PASSION, AND ETHICAL SELF-FORMATION IN EVANGELICAL HUMANITARIANISM
Department of Social Sciences
This article examines narratives, images, and stories that give insight to everyday experimentation and ethical self-formation. I use the case of World Vision and its early leaders to unpack genealogies of American evangelical humanitarianism. Rather than seeking to identify American evangelicalism’s normative ethical stance, I aim to expand the discussion in anthropology of ethics on ethical self-formation through examining the tensions, reflections, and processes of becoming among evangelical humanitarians. In doing so, I examine two focal areas of ethical self-formation among early World Vision leaders. The first is oscillation between and mixing of passion and compassion frameworks in the American evangelical imagination. Second, I identify a range of temporal frames that evangelicals draw on to make sense of and formulate ethical responses to human needs encountered abroad.
Journal of Religious Ethics
Henquinet, K. B.
TIME, (COM)PASSION, AND ETHICAL SELF-FORMATION IN EVANGELICAL HUMANITARIANISM.
Journal of Religious Ethics,
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