I was happy to be a guest on the Wesley Seminary Podcast to discuss Jordan Peterson’s unique take on Scripture, culture, and meaning (here).
I’ve written previously on Peterson (here) and (here); and I was honored to share the mic with my good friend and colleague, Dr. Dalene Fisher, Professor of English at OKWU, and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Aaron Perry is a great host. Feel free to check out other episodes wherever you get podcasts.
Amongst other tings, I explain here why Peterson’s reading of Scripture tends to divorce the biblical narrative from history, while reading his own brand of Jungian psychology into the text.
I also talk about cilantro (but you’ll have to listen to get that one).
Here is a quick breakdown of the conversation in case you want to skip around.
- 0.00 – Intros
- 4.25 – Dr. Fisher on Archetypes in literature, psychology, and Jordan Peterson
- 12.05 – Me, talking about Peterson’s “(Not so) Strange” account of Christianity
- 16.40 -Me, on Jordan Peterson, cookbooks, and cilantro! (Could Peterson’s archetypal reading of Scripture get the same “truths” from a cookbook?)
- 20.40 – Dr. Fisher on how Peterson can be helpful for young adults.
- 24.27 – Me, on how Peterson can be helpful.
- 28.12 – Dr. Perry on Peterson on the danger (and the benefit) of comparison.
- 31.43 – Me, on Peterson’s overly tragic view of life.
- 34.12 – Dr. Perry on the lack of eschatology in Peterson’s dialectic of chaos and order.
- 36.05 – Me, on why Peterson’s self-help psychology is NOT enough.
- 37.35 – Conclusion
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