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Hatred and the Normative Christian Tradition with Dr. Vernon Grounds, Ph.D. Psychology, Freud Scholar

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We're in part 2 on anger and hatred in the Bible and normative American Politics. Today's guest is, again, a Mark O. Hatfield (R, Oregon) type of Republican, Dr. Vernon Grounds, Ph.D., former Chancellor, President, and long-time professor of Philosophy and founder of the Counseling Department at Denver Seminary, where TRP's host Dr. Lucas J. Mather, Ph.D. knew Dr. Grounds during Dr. Mather's graduate student days. Our topic today on The Republican Professor Podcast, to reiterate, falls within emotional problems and American Politics. Last Fall, we did a series on Anxiety and American Politics. We return today with a focus on the concepts and phenomena of Anger and Hatred in Biblical and Political Phenomonenology in the American context. I can think of no better guest than Dr. Grounds, who is a rare bird in that he was one of the first to get the in depth Psychology training--a Ph.D. in Psychology--and applied that to Christian ministry and Apologetics. Dr. Grounds got his bachelors from Rutgers during the Great Depression, and struggled mightily with his Christian faith. He got seminary training, and later a Ph.D. in Psychology from Drew University, where he wrote a dissertation on the concept of love in the thought of Sigmund Freud. He wrote several books, but the one we discuss and read from today is his "Emotional Problems and the Gospel" (Zondervan, 1976). The Amazon link is here: Since Dr. Ground died before we were able to record this with him, he joins this episode through his first chapter in the above book, which he titled "The Bible and Anxiety, Part 1." The Republican Professor is a pro-mental-health-in-politics, pro-ultimate-issues podcast. Therefore, welcome Dr. Vernon Grounds, Ph.D. To financially support this podcast, comment on today's episode, or to make a suggestion for a topic or guest for the podcast or Substack newsletter, send an email to [email protected] . We'd love to hear from you. Warmly, Lucas J. Mather, Ph.D. The Republican Professor Podcast The Republican Professor Newsletter on Substack YouTube channel: Facebook: Twitter: @RepublicanProf Instagram: @the_republican_professor

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