In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"Ebenezer Scrooge’s example may be unique in Dickens’ work: the story’s motivation is the regeneration of a single lost soul . . . This change of life is not as sudden (as Chesterton said) “as the conversion of a man at a Salvation Army”; the process as presented in Dickens’ narrative is precise and subtle, playing on the man’s deeper repressed feelings aroused from a recollection of his former self, an education through the example of his clerk and nephew, and a warning of what his fate will be should he follow the same path in his life.i"
"The Spirit of Counseling: A Comparison of “Gloria” and A Christmas Carol,"
Verbum: Vol. 10
, Article 21.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol10/iss1/21