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Ep. 8 - On Jonathan Haidt, Moral Foundations and Why Religion Divides

June 4, 2018

In this episode we begin with a discussion around Biblical interpretation, why we disagree (politically, socially, religiously), and the mechanisms in play when we make moral judgements. We dive into the work of Jonathan Haidt, namely his book, The Righteous Mind.

Haidt gives us a glimpse into Moral Foundations Theory and how our intuitions, rather than our reason, inform our moral judgements. 

This discussion covers why we disagree, the idea of conservative vs. progressive Christian interpretation, culture vs. religion, and how we sit with all of this in the Church. 

For more on Jonathan Haidt, see this interesting article and his book, The Righteous Mind - Why Good People Are Divided By Politics and Religion

Hope you enjoy!