Teaching Jung

ISBN : 9780199735426

Kelly Bulkeley; Clodagh Weldon
304 Pages
151 x 236 mm
Pub date
Oct 2011
AAR Teaching Religious Studies
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Swiss 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.


Introduction: Teaching With and Against Jung
Kelly Bulkeley and Clodagh Weldon
Part I. Different Educational Settings
Chapter One: The Challenge of Teaching Jung in the University
David Tacey
Chapter Two: Misprision:
Pitfalls in Teaching Jung in a University Religious Studies Department
David L. Miller
Chapter Three: Teaching Jung in a Theological Seminary and a Graduate School of Religion
Ann Belford Ulanov
Chapter Four: Teaching Jung in an Analytic Psychology Institute
Murray Stein
Part II. The Interpretation of Religious Texts and Experiences
Chapter Five: Jung's Approach to Myth
Robert Alan Segal
Chapter Six: Jung's Engagement with Christian Theology
Charlene Burns
Chapter Seven: God on the Couch:
Teaching Jung's Answer to Job
Clodagh Weldon
Chapter Eight: Type-wise:
Using Jung's Theory of Psychological Types in Teaching Religious Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Christopher Ross
Part III. Jung's Life, Work, and Critics
Chapter Nine: Personal Secrets, Ethical Questions
John Haule
Chapter Ten: Anima, Gender, Feminism
Susan Rowland
Chapter Eleven: Jung as Nature Mystic
Meredith Sabini
Chapter Twelve: Teaching Jung in Asia
Jeremy Taylor
Part IV. Jungian Practices in the Classroom and Beyond
Chapter Thirteen: Teaching Jung and Dreams
Kelly Bulkeley
Chapter Fourteen: Jung and Winnicott in the Classroom:
Holding, Mirroring, Potential Space and the Self
Laurel McCabe
Chapter Fifteen: Jung and the Numinous Classroom
Bonnelle Strickling
Chapter Sixteen: Can There Be a Science of the Symbolic?
John Beebe

About the author: 

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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