Jung on Christianity

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Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084309X

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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C. G. Jung, son of a Swiss Reformed pastor, used his Christian background throughout his career to illuminate the psychological roots of all religions. Jung believed religion was a profound, psychological response to the unknown--both the inner self and the outer worlds--and he understood Christianity to be a profound meditation on the meaning of the life of Jesus of Nazareth within the context of Hebrew spirituality and the Biblical worldview. Murray Stein's introduction relates Jung's personal relationship with Christianity to his psychological views on religion in general, his hermeneutic of religious thought, and his therapeutic attitude toward Christianity. This volume includes extensive selections from Psychological Approach to the Dogma of the Trinity," "Christ as a Symbol of the Self," from Aion, "Answer to Job," letters to Father Vincent White from Letters, and many more.

Jung and Christianity

The Challenge of Reconciliation

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Author: Wallace B. Clift

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780824505523

Category: Psychology

Page: 169

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Many men and women today are experiencing a crisis of meaninglessness. Religion has traditionally supplied the framework for the individual's quest for meaning, but the institutional church seems unable to perform this function for many twentieth century people.

God Must Not Die! (or Must He?)

Jung and Christianity

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Author: Greg Mogenson

Publisher: Spring: A Journal of Archetype

ISBN: 9781935528081

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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C. G. Jung's psychology of individuation and self is rooted in his interpretation of Christianity. This issue, guest-edited by Greg Mogenson, contains a new article by Wolfgang Giegerich that critically examines Jung's thesis concerning the one-sidedness of Christianity. Several in-depth reactions to the Giegerich article from a half-dozen contributors follow, offering a thorough-going collegial discussion of important aspects of Jungian thought. Topics addressed include the telos of Christianity, the theology/psychology difference, the reality of evil question, and the kenosis dynamic central to the Christian message and its relation to the end of theism.

Jung and Christianity in Dialogue

Faith, Feminism, and Hermeneutics

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Author: Robert L. Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

View: 2017

This is a collection of essays which include the following topics: Jung and theology, feminism, and spirituality; Jung and hermenutics; and Jung and pastoral care.

Theorizing about Myth

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Author: Robert Alan Segal

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558491915

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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A collection of essays analyzing the leading theories of myth. It surveys the contours of this ongoing discussion, comparing and evaluating the theories of Edward Tylor, William Robertson Smith, James Frazer, Jane Harrison, Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, and others.

Spiritualism and the Foundations of C. G. Jung's Psychology

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Author: F. X. Charet

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791498786

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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Charet uncovers some of the reasons why Jung’s psychology finds itself living between science and religion. He demonstrates that Jung’s early life was influenced by the experiences, beliefs, and ideas that characterized Spiritualism and that arose out of the entangled relationship that existed between science and religion in the late nineteenth century. Spiritualism, following it inception in 1848, became a movement that claimed to be a scientific religion and whose controlling belief was that the human personality survived death and could be reached through a medium in trance. The author shows that Jung’s early experiences and preoccupation with Spiritualism influenced his later ideas of the autonomy, personification, and quasi-metaphysical nature of the archetype, the central concept and one of the foundations upon which he built his psychology.

Jung as a Writer

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Author: Susan Rowland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781583919026

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Jung as a Writer traces a relationship between Jung and literature by analysing his texts using the methodology of literary theory. This investigation serves to illuminate the literary nature of Jung's writing in order to shed new light on his psychology and its relationship with literature as a cultural practice. Jung employed literary devices throughout his writing, including direct and indirect argument, anecdote, fantasy, myth, epic, textual analysis and metaphor. Susan Rowland examines Jung's use of literary techniques in several of his works, including Anima and Animus, On the Nature of the Psyche, Psychology and Alchemy and Synchronicity and describes Jung's need for literature in order to capture in writing his ideas about the unconscious. Jung as a Writer succeeds in demonstrating Jung's contribution to literary and cultural theory in autobiography, gender studies, postmodernism, feminism, deconstruction and hermeneutics and concludes by giving a new culturally-orientated Jungian criticism. The application of literary theory to Jung's works provides a new perspective on Jungian Psychology that will be of interest to anyone involved in the study of Jung, Psychoanalysis, literary theory and cultural studies.

Christianity's Dangerous Idea

How the Christian Principle & Spirit Offer the Best Explanation for Life & why Other Alternatives Fail

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Author: Jonas E. Alexis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452006121

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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Today many in Hollywood and the media have declared open warfare on the family, education, and Christianity in general. Intellectuals have labeled religion, particularly Christianity, as mere wish fulfillment or a virus of the mind, something to be eradicated at all costs. In Christianity's Dangerous Idea, Jonas Alexis picks up where he left off in his previous books and continues to examine the ideological fallacies that have been fabricated in order to attack Christianity--and the people who promote those fallacies. This latest book is a tour de force of rigorous logic and testable evidence for the Christian worldview from history, science, experience, common sense, and final destiny. More importantly, Alexis subjects the rivals of Christianity to the same rigorous testing. Christianity's Dangerous Idea clearly demonstrates the destructive nature of popular atheistic and anti-Christian philosophies, spread throughout Western culture by such famous people as Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, David Cronenberg, Steven Spielberg, Alan Moore, William S. Burroughs, Philip K. Dick, Bruce Lee, Ayn Rand, Bart D. Ehrman, Richard Dawkins, and many more. In a scholarly yet readable fashion, Alexis shows that what the ancient Greeks often referred to as "the cult of Dionysus" has become mainstream in our modern age.