Charles Scott wrote:
> Thank you for the insightful comments on Paul
> Andersons piece.
> Your comments helped to clarify my thinking on
> another issue I have been working on related to
> Johanine Literature and �psychology�s therapeutic
> goals� and �religion�s moral aim�.
> The words you have given me will help me to better
> express to my brother clergy and to the church this
> neglected dimension of their Christian service
> to the troubled.
Thank you for your kind words. You might be interested
in reading some of Robert Bellah's work, especially
his "Habits of the Heart". He has a similar view of
the therapeutic assumptions that have come to pervade
so much of American thinking and that have tended to
reinforce a radically individualistic sense of the
self that makes people incapable of perceiving and
expressing moral views in language other than that of
radical individualism (a very poverty-stricken
language for moral discourse!).
Bellah was one of my advisors at Berkeley, and we
still keep in fairly frequent email contact.
Assistant Professor Horace Jeffery Hodges
Hanshin University (Korean Theological University)
447-791 Kyunggido Osan-City
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