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|There are four types of mistrust, which correspond to,
and possibly map against, the four types of
On this page, we discuss the Devil's Advocate as Lord of Mistrust.
Veryard Projects colleagues Aidan Ward and John Smith have just published a book called Trust and Mistrust in which they explore the four types of trust in great detail. This book can be read as an extended expression of mistrust in all forms of inauthentic trust.
Devil's Advocate as Lord of Mistrustveryard projects > trust > mistrust > devil's advocate
In other contexts, however, the place of suspicion and mistrust is not under centralized hierarchical authority, but is distributed though a network or community.
The Catholic Church has institutionalized - and therefore created a
weak version of - something that perhaps originates in the domain of authentic
(relationship) trust. An authentic saint survives being tested by the Devil
- or by many devils. Indeed, the testing process may establish and reinforce
the sainthood, just as a sword is strengthened by being proved.
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