On Sentimentality

Dan Strange for Themelios Vol 42 Issue 3

I’m (Not) Getting Sentimental over You


In terms of theological anthropology, sentimentality reflects the disintegration of human personhood that follows the suppression of human dependence on God… The modern self has turned in on itself and has lost its identity.

How can the church follow a different path when it comes to sentimentality particularly its public expression? First, we need to confess that we have been affected. We live in cultures that shape our own ways of being. Our personal lives, corporate worship and theology have been impacted by sentimentality.We need to be honest about that, come before God in repentance, and follow Christ in the better way he shows to us.

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