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By Les Oglesby

This e-book brings jointly the paintings of Carl Gustav Jung and Hans Urs von Balthasar, of the main inventive thinkers in psychology and theology within the 20th century, to severely examine their principles at the perennial query of God’s involvement with evil.

In later existence Jung launched into a undertaking in relation to Christianity, with psychotherapeutic and theological intentions, forming his selection of essays, Symbolik des Geistes, in which God and evil used to be an incredible subject matter. Balthasar gave major realization to Jung’s psychology in his personal theological trilogy, yet adverse the method of God and evil that Jung provided.

In this e-book Les Oglesby offers a radical exam of convergences and divergences in Jung and Balthasar’s pondering, their varied ways to the origins and truth of evil, in addition to their substitute theological orientations. The publication culminates with a research of every man’s realizing of the crucial occasion of Christianity, Christ’s loss of life at the pass and his descent to the lifeless and discusses how Balthasar’s ‘vertical’ and Jung’s ‘horizontal’ method of this significant taking place might be held jointly fruitfully with one another.

Illustrating how analytical psychology and Christian theology can together enhance each other after they are held in artistic stress, this booklet invitations mirrored image at the which means of the vital image of Christianity, and God’s involvement with evil as an relief to built-in mental residing and theological adulthood. it is going to turn out attention-grabbing for college students of psychology and faith in addition to for Jungian analysts and functional theologians.

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