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The Quest for Objectivity in Psychology of Religion: Do we Need the Ideological Surround Model and Christian Translations of Scales?

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In my comment on the article Christian Tolerance of Ambiguity I argue that we do not need an Ideological Surround Model for achieving a kind of "balanced objectivity" in the psychology of religion. In addition, I argue that the distinction between two ideological surrounds is much too simple with regard to the debates and controversies among psychologists of religion concerning the "good" theoretical concepts and empirical methods and the "evil" ones. I also formulate some problems I have with the suggested Christian translation of the Budner Scale.


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