The Heart Has Its Reasons
Towards a Theological Anthropology of the Heart
Imprint: Cascade Books
"This book represents an important contribution to a Christian vision of affectivity--essential for understanding the human condition and our relationship with God. Through her study of such figures as Thomas Aquinas, Paul Ricoeur, Pope John Paul II, and Jean-Luc Marion, Toth has developed a 'Christian logic of affectivity' and the implications for theological anthropology. A timely study."
--Declan Marmion, Professor of Systematic Theology, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland
"This is a deep, rich, and surprising theological anthropology. Employing the riches of the theological tradition, Toth overcomes the centuries-old rupture between reason and affect by retrieving the biblical concept of the heart--life's 'innermost core'--and the 'median zone,' reuniting the sensible and the spiritual. With an intensity worthy of Pascal, she thus shows how embodied human life can still be considered the image of God and of God's immense love."
--Anthony J. Godzieba, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University