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Cultural Theology, Secular Liturgies, & America's Culture War - Paul Anleitner & Adam Russell

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I talk with Adam Russell (an executive leader in the Vineyard Movement- USA) about my unique synthesis of cultural theology with the work on cultural values done by the late social psychologist, Geert Hofstede. How might understanding how values & guiding stories emerge among micro-cultures and dominant, macro-cultures help us to understand the increasingly divisive CULTURE WAR in America? What role did Christians (and in particular, Evangelical Christians) play in the 80's and 90's in the culture war, and how did that eventually set the stage for things like the January 6, 2020 Capitol Riots? How is LITURGY happening everywhere shaping our desires and rewriting our guiding stories?

"Geert Hofstede ( 2 October 1928 - 12 February 2020) was born in a peaceful country, but his teenage years saw the second World War rage across Europe. He started working as an engineer during turbulent years of rebuilding, and soon became a personnel manager. Fascinated by the human in the system, he did a PhD in organizational behaviour. This landed him a job with the personnel research department of IBM international. In the late sixties he began analysing the data from a company wide personnel survey exercise. That period of pioneering discovery yielded the book Culture's Consequences.

Geert's ideas about dimensions of culture were so outrageous that seventeen publishers refused the manuscript before a visionary boss at Sage accepted it. the book appeared in 1980. The rest is history.

The model of societal culture has undergone various major extensions since the first study. It now counts six dimensions instead of the original four. They are described in the 2010 popular edition Cultures & Organizations, Software of the mind by Geert, his son Gert Jan and culturologist Michael Minkov.

Online Geert Hofstede exhibition

For a lively perspective on Geert's life and work, including many interviews in which he looks back, visit the online exhibition." from the website below.

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