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David Lawrence McDermott

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Expertise

I can answer general Christian (Catholic and Protestant) theological and biblical questions and questions about Christian history and new-thought Unitarian faiths.

Experience in the area

Three years of theological seminary study and four years involvement as a student Baptist Minister.

Organizations

Several Southern Baptist Churches in Missouri and a Unitarian-Universalist Church in St. Louis.

Education/Credentials

BA Degree in Psychology; Master's Degree in Christian Theology.

Awards and Honors

Phi-Epsilon Honors Society

What do you like about this subject?

Its great popularity, diversity and intermingling of thought among various cultures of the world.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

The uniformity and differences in religious-spiritual thought that attempt to explain the positive and negative aspects of life and in human relations.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

That the first five books of the Old Testament (known as the Law of Moses) that had become canonized by the Jews at the Council of Jamnia in 90 A.D. was a complex composition of no less than four separate documentary sources, each having its own historical and theological development. This understanding opens the door to the universality of inspirational writings in all cultures.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

That spiritual "truth" is totally subjective. Yet, there are two basic objective tests that legitimizes the soundness of an inspirational writing: (1) its harmony with reason and the human experience sufficient to create popular insight and discussion; and (2) its positive psychological-social-emotional affects upon listeners and believers.

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