C.G. Jung and Paul Tillich : the psyche as sacrament

by John P. Dourley

Book, 1981



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Toronto, Ont. : Inner City Books, 1981.

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121 p.; 22 cm

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In the Western world, psychology and religion are not easy companions This extraordinary comparative study illustrates with great clarity that the antagonism is unnecessary. C. G. Jung the psychiatrist (1875-1961) and Paul Tillich the theologian (1886-1965) both understand God as immediately present, an inner reality and an inner reality and an inner resource. Tillich points to God as a power in life that transcends the ego, urging man on to wholeness - a power Jung calls the Self: the regulating center of the personality. Tillich speaks of self-acceptance. Jung of relating to one's complexes. Tillich writes of the journey toward essential humanity. Jung of the process of individuation. With a perspective that embraces both camps, the author examines the deeper meaning for Christian and non-Christian alike of God, Christ, the Spirit, the Trinity, morality and the religious life. In the depths of the soul, he concludes the psychological task and the religious task are one

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