The Knight and The Gardener: Worldviews Make Worlds by Cassidy S. Dale can be downloaded here.
Understanding two master narratives or lenses that people hold can help you understand yourself, understand others, and forecast behavior.
“Knights” are zero sum game people who see themselves — and all people and things — as part of a great war between good and evil or between enlightened reason and destructive ignorance.
“Gardeners” are nonzero sum game people who see themselves — and all people and things — as part of a great garden that should be nurtured and invested in.
Which worldview you hold — Knight or Gardener — shapes what you perceive as heroic or virtuous behavior which in turn influences how you handle your love relationships which then affects how you behave during conflict situations. All of these influence how you approach matters of the soul and view God or the universe.
Knights yearn for The Great Showdown. Gardeners yearn for The Great Breakthrough.
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Religious “Knights” who turn toxic create or adopt combat theologies. Readers who find Combat Theology: How to Weaponize and De-Weaponize a Religion useful will probably find The Knight and The Gardener: Worldviews Make Worlds useful as well.