I’ve been listening to Jordan B. Peterson’s lectures on the psychological significance of biblical stories. Interesting stuff. In the first lecture he hypothesizes that the biblical stories may have been formed over time by distilling stories into myths, eventually condensing them to their core essence in the Bible we know today.
In particular, Dr. Peterson suggests that the concept of God may have been informed by the common attributes of leaders over many generations. This makes sense: Whether we inferred God from his creation or constructed him to make sense of the world, God is the perfect sovereign.
If divinity and sovereignty are so linked, we can make two predictions about theories of sovereignty such as those explored on GABlog and Imperial Energy. First, their findings should mesh with christian theology. Second, to the extent their findings are both novel and true, they should have theological implications.