Enemies and Spies

Topic: Enemies and Spies (Reference chp 8-10 in Entwistle)

 

Question/Prompt: Choose 1 of the four prompts below on which to discuss.

 

 

 

  1. Entwistle asserts: “those with whom we disagree often have things to teach us… [we must] ask ourselves what is to be learned and appreciated” from those with whom we disagree. Identify at least 3 things that you appreciate/can learn from those who hold the secular combatants’ or Christian combatants’ versions of the Enemies model.
  2. After reading chapter 9 and watching the Antagonism video, what concerns, if any, do you have about the influence of secular assumptions on the field of psychology? What concerns, if any, do you have about the claims and counsel of the nouthetic counseling movement?
  3. What is the difference between psychological espionage and religious espionage? Which one is more damaging to religious belief? Why?
  4. In the liberal version, the domestic spy attempts to minister to tangible needs while rejecting Christian orthodoxy. In the conservative version, the domestic spy attempts to promote self-esteem and success while neglecting Christian orthodoxy. While they both share negative features, they’re both trying to be helpful. What do you see as the pros and cons of these two positions?

at least 500 words in response to the question you select to answer and must support your assertions with at least 3 citations in current APA format with the referenced book by Entwistle, D. (2015). Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity: An introduction to worldview issues, philosophical foundations, and models of integration (3rd ed.). Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers. ISBN: 9781498223485.

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