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Teaching Jung by Kelly Bulkeley
Book DescriptionSwiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961) has made a major, though still contested, impact on the field of religious studies. Alternately revered and reviled, the subject of adoring memoirs and scathing exposes, Jung and his ideas have had at least as much influence on religious studies as have the psychoanalytic theories of his mentor, Sigmund Freud. Many of Jung's key psychological terms (archetypes, collective unconscious, individuation, projection, synchronicity, extroversion and introversion) have become standard features of religious studies discourse, and his extensive commentaries on various religious traditions make it clear that Jung's psychology is, at one level, a significant contribution to the study of human religiosity. His characterization of depth psychology as a fundamentally religious response to the secularizing power of modernity has left a lasting imprint on the relationship between religious studies and the psychological sciences. This book offers a collection of original articles presenting several different approaches to Jung's psychology in relation to religion, theology, and contemporary culture. The contributors describe their teaching of Jung in different academic contexts, with special attention to the pedagogical and theoretical challenges that arise in the classroom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199735426
(236mm x 151mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: United States
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Big Dreams is the first full-scale cognitive scientific analysis of highly memorable dreams, with an original theory about their formation, function, and meaning. The book draws on evidence from religious studies, psychology, anthropology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience to explore how big dreams are a wellspring of religious experience.
Dreaming in the World's Religions, Paperback (July 2008)
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Soul, Psyche, Brain, Hardback (November 2005)
Presenting a collection of essays, this book address the relationships between neuroscience, religion and human nature. It explores questions like: what can knowledge about the neurological activities of the brain tell us about consciousness? And what are the practical implications of brain-mind science for ethics and moral reasoning?
Wondering Brain, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by Kelly Bulkeley
This book argues that the profounded questions raised by cognitive neuroscience may best be answered through a dialogue with religion.
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Author Biography - Kelly Bulkeley
Kelly Bulkeley is Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union. Clodagh Weldon is Associate Professor of Theology and Chair of Theology and Pastoral Ministry at Dominican University, Chicago.
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