Psychoanalytic Philosophical Foundations and the Biblical World View

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Psychoanalytic Philosophical Foundations and the Biblical World View
Evil defines the sense of what is right and wrong. Like drawing a line in the sand, a border has been made. God matters because without God, the sense of absolute morality that defines what is good, as well as what is evil is absent. God makes it possible for humanity to understand that there is a wrong. God makes it possible for humanity to understand that there is a good. God cares, and shows it. Yet psychoanalytical foundations indicate that it is not God who is at the center of the distinction of good and evil, it is simply the unconscious side of man. This presents remarkably difficult challenges for counseling from a...
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.....or her own misgivings, and to a certain extent may imprison them further.
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