Accountability as the ground of human flourishing

Andrew B. Torrance*

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This article argues that human flourishing is grounded in relationships of mutual judgement according to which we live and grow as characters in the stories of others. More specifically, it will make a theological case that true human flourishing emerges in a world governed by the judgement of the triune God who creates us to find fulfilment in Jesus Christ, by the Spirit, according to the will of the Father. In so doing, it contends that human flourishing is both grounded in and brought about by relationships of accountability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)814-826
Number of pages13
JournalStudies in Christian Ethics
Issue number4
Early online date10 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2023


  • Accountability
  • Flourishing
  • Narrative
  • Slavery
  • Participation in Christ
  • Body of Christ
  • Judgement
  • Authority


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