EVENT

10. JUNG'S PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION AND ITS DISCIPLINARY CONTEXT

Friday, January 27, 2023

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7:30 pm

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9:30 pm

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HOST

Matei Iagher

DATE & TIME

Friday, January 27, 2023

7:30 pm

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9:30 pm

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COST

£30

LOCATION

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SUBJECTS COVERED

Psychology and Religion, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology

DESCRIPTION

This lecture will outline Jung’s project in the psychology of religion, focusing primarily on the period before World War 2, which culminates in the articulation of the Terry Lectures of 1937. Jung’s approach will be placed in the context of the wider attempt to establish a psychology of religion in the first decades of the 20th century, for example by psychologists such as William James and ThéodoreFlournoy. The lecture will draw as well on contemporary debates that influencedJung, about the meaning and essence of religious experience, the role ofreligion in psychotherapy and the relationship between experience and dogma.

READING

Essential Reading:

Jung. C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 11, Psychology and Religion. [1937], §§5-105

Jung, C.G., Collected Works,Vol. 11, 'Psychoanalysis and the Cure of Souls.' [1928], §§ 348-54

Shamdasani, S., 'Is Analytical Psychology a Religion? In Statu Nascendi', Journal of Analytical Psychology, 44(1999): 539-545

Further Reading:

Otto, R. The Idea of the Holy: An Inquiry into the Non-Rational Factor in the Idea of the Divine and Its Relation to the Rational. Translated by John W. Harvey. London: Humphrey Milford (1936 [1917])

Proudfoot, W., Religious Experience. Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1985)

Shamdasani, S., 'Psychologies as Ontology-Making Practices.' in William James and The Varieties of Religious Experience: A centenary celebration. edited by Jeremy Carrette,pp. 27-44. London: Routledge (2005)

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

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