Yahweh is the heart and soul of this world, its creator, sustainer, and destroyer. The Bible is a dream that tells the story of how this world was brought into being in space and time and what it means.
Author: Murray Stein
In The Bible as Dream, Murray Stein shares important themes and images in the biblical narrative that from a psychological perspective, stand out as essential features of the meaning of the Bible for the modern reader. The Bible presents a world elaborated with reference to a specific God image. As the mythographer Karl Kerenyi puts it in writing about the Greek gods and goddesses, every god and every goddess constitutes a world. So it is too with the biblical God, whose name Stein exceptionally capitalizes throughout out of cultural respect. The biblical world is the visionary product of a particular people, the ancient Hebrews and the early Christians, who delved deeply into their God image and pulled from it the multitude of perspectives, rules for life, spiritual practices, and practical implications that all together created the tapestry that we find depicted in the canonical Bible. Yahweh is the heart and soul of this world, its creator, sustainer, and destroyer. The Bible is a dream that tells the story of how this world was brought into being in space and time and what it means. Don't miss these timeless lectures--a work of respectful and loving interpretation. Table of Contents: Part I. A Psychological Reading of the Bible Lecture One - On Reading the Bible Psychologically Lecture Two - In the Beginning - Creation Lecture Three - The Shadow Lecture Four - Faith and Individuation Lecture Five - Anima Images Lecture Six - Animus Images Lecture Seven - Election and Adoption - Envy and the Self Lecture Eight - From King to Servant - Ego Relativization Part II. The Gospel According to John Lecture One - "Word" Lecture Two - "Light" Lecture Three - "Way" Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAP-ZURICH). He is a founding member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (1977) and of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts (1980). He was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) from 2001 to 2004 and President of ISAP-ZURICH from 2008 to 2012. He has lectured internationally and is the author of Jung's Treatment of Christianity, In MidLife, Jung's Map of the Soul, Minding the Self, and most recently Outside Inside and All Around and Jung's Red Book for Our Time Volume 1 and 2 (co-edited with Thomas Arzt. He lives in Switzerland and has a private practice in Zurich.
Dreams constitute a second focus for a Jungian psycho-hermeneutic of the Bible. Although Sigmund Freud provided the "royal road" to modern dream interpretation, Carl Jung developed the oneiro-critical theory that provided access to ...
Dreams constitute a second , specialized focus for a Jungian psycho - hermeneutic of the Bible . Although Sigmund Freud provided the " royal road ” to modern dream interpretation , C. G. Jung developed the oneirocritical theory that ...
Author: David LeRoy Miller
Publisher: Burns & Oates
"An accessible introduction to the uses of Jung in reading the Bible". -- Shofar
Jung accordingly presents no method of biblical interpretation . But he does propose an approach to literature , the arts , dreams , and other " texts ” of the soul that can be of help to biblical interpreters in approaching Scripture .
Author: Wayne Rollins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Out of the life and thought of a noted psychologist, Carl Jung, comes a captivating approach to reading and interpreting the Bible. The book opens with the question, "Why is it that the images, characters, and stories of Scripture have the power to catalyze the imagination of the human psyche, not only among religious people, but also among artists, moviemakers, playwrights, and songwriters, some of whom are disenchanted with church, clergy, and established religion?" The answer to the question begins with Jung's statement that the Bible is an "utterance of the soul." Jung sees the Bible as a treasury of the soul (psyche), that is, the testimony of our spiritual ancestors proclaiming in history and law, prophecy and psalm, gospel and epistle, genealogy and apocalypse, their experience of the holy, and drawing us and others through us into that experience. The Bible is no stranger to Carl Jung. No document is cited by Jung more often, and no cast of characters from any tradition is summoned to the stage of Jung's discourse with greater regularity than are the Adams and Abrahams, the Melchizedeks and Moseses, the Peters and Pauls of Judaeo-Christian Scripture--185 biblical figures in all. Beyond that, the realities and experiences that concern Jung most are also those that occupy prime attention in the writings of biblical authors: a sense of soul, of personal destiny and call; an openness to the wisdom of dreams, revelations, and visions; the power of symbols and archetypal images; the riddle of evil within God's world; and above all, the sense of God--the numinous, the Holy, at the center of things.
More often than not , the artist of which Jung speaks is an analogue to the Old Testament prophet , who by virtue of ... ( Note , however , that Jungian dream theory would not presume to interpret a biblical dream from the standpoint of ...
Author: Wayne G. Rollins
Publisher: Fortress Press
The first introduction to the history and method of biblical-psychological interpretation.
“The Psychological Theory of Dreams in the Bible.”Journal of Psychology and Judaism 7, no. 2 (1983): 73-88. Walsh, John A. “The Dream of Joseph: A Jungian Interpretation.” Journal of Psychology and Theology 11 (1983): 20-27. Watt, Ian.
Author: Wayne G. Rollins
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Foreword by Walter Wink In recent years theologians and biblical scholars have begun to delve into the insights that come from the application of psychology to biblical texts. While these methods continue to be useful and popular, nowhere have the "foundational" texts in the field been collected. Wayne Rollins and Andrew Kille, who have both published and taught widely in the area of psychological biblical criticism, have assembled an excellent guide for those interested in this fascinating topic. Included in this anthology are articles from across the landscape, spanning over one hundred years and including such authors as Franz Delitzsch, M. Scott Fletcher, Max Weber, Walter Wink, and many other scholars.
Most dream interpretation methods and the explanatory books offered today use a Freudian, Gestalt, or Jungian interpretation approach. These methods are not biblical, and according to them, a dream does not come from the Spirit of God, ...
Author: Barbie Breathitt
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Uniquely inspired, and written to convince the greatest skeptics, as well as educate the most ardent believer, Dream Encounters will bring God’s perspective, and understanding to the symbolic, visual love letters he gives in the mysterious world of dreams. Take a journey into the subconscious night parables of the soul, and learn how dream truths impact your waking world by offering direction, purpose, and destiny. Gain valuable keys to success by unlocking the mysteries of your dreams.
“ The Dream of Joseph : A Jungian Interpretation . ” Journal of Psychology and Theology 11 : 20–27 . Watt , I. 1995. “ Joseph's Dreams . ” In Jung and the Interpretation of the Bible , ed . D. L. Miller , 55–70 . New York : Continuum .
Author: D. Andrew Kille
Publisher: Fortress Press
This volume provides an introduction to psychological interpretations of the Hebrew Bible -- with the Garden of Eden story as a test case. It approaches the text from Freudian, Jungian, and Developmental psychologies, comparing and contrasting the different methods while taking on the hermeneutical issues. Ricoeur's work is used to establish criteria for adequate interpretation. Genesis 3 presents a fruitful text for psychological interpretation given its importance in Western culture. Its themes of sexuality, guilt, consciousness, and alienation are issues of great concern for everyone in our society. Kille's aim is to locate psychological criticism within the field of biblical studies and to propose a hermeneutical framework for describing and evaluating psychological approaches. The second part is devoted to analysis of different evaluations of Genesis 3 from the three chosen psychological perspectives.
James Hall's “ The use of dreams and dream interpretation in analysis ' ( Chapter 59 ) is another comprehensive paper ... he examines the use of dreams from Assyria to Egypt , in the Bible and in the Middle Ages up to Freud and Jung .