Carl Jung and Maximus the Confessor NEW BOOK By G. C. Tympas

Carl-Jung-and-Maximus-the-Confessor-on-Psychic-Development-RoutledgeA scholarly yet boldly imaginative account of the fascinating overlaps, echoes and resonances between the thought of C.G. Jung and that of the early Christian theologian Maximus the Confessor.

Tympas opens up a genuinely two-way street, so that we find each of these giants illuminating the work of the other in a fresh and original manner.

At a time when there is more interest than ever in the psychology of spiritual experience, the interdisciplinary product will be of considerable interest to all those interested in the fields of analytical psychology and religious studies/theology.’ – Professor Andrew Samuels, University of Essex, UK


CONTENTS: Introduction. The ‘Psychological’ and the ‘Spiritual’: An evolutional relationship. Jung and the Post-Jungians on Religion: Breakthroughs and Limitations. Maximus and Jung on the Foundations of the Psyche. The Directions and the Stages of Psychic Development. The Psychic Functions and the Spiritual Experience. The Ultimate Goal: A question of wholeness or holiness? ‘Answer to Job’: A dark side or an eschatological light? Conclusion: A transdisciplinary paradigm of psychic development.

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