Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 21–27 | Cite as

“Reflections on a peach-seed monkey”: Empowering relationships

  • Robert M. Baird


The focus of this essay is on human relationships, specifically, the empowering potential of those relationships, and, most particularly, on the empowering potential those relationships have for enabling us to discover our respective possibilities. It is argued that we often discover who we are and what we can become as our possibilities are discovered by another and reflected back to us. This empowering potential of human relationships can be helpfully understood as a manifestation of the redemptive role of God in human life.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Baird
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  1. 1.Baylor UniversityWaco

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