Tutorial Topic Assignments
What cause people to identify
with a given social image (persona) and how do people transcend that
tendency? How does this apply to
religious identity? Do some religious
contexts facilitate self-development fore than others?
How does Jung’s notions of the
collective unconscious and archetypes inform his approach to psychotherapy? What is the significance of religious
experience, according to Jung, for the process of therapy?
CREATING THE OTHER
Jung's critique of the modern individual's spiritual crisis focused, in part, on the one-sided, moralistic views of a Christian God. How does Jung's critique of Western society based on this focus apply to the current polarization in our nation's attitudes towards those we deem "other," such as members of the LGBTQIA community, immigrants, etc.?
JUNG’S SYMBOLIC APPROACH TO RELIGION
Jung’s approach to religion is
through the lens of myth and archetype. He argues that religious statements are not meant to be taken literally, but rather, they should
be regarded symbolically. Outline Jung’s approach to religion and develop your
own position on his approach.
GOD AS ARCHETYPE
Outline the way in which Jung
approaches God as archetype and evaluates specific images of God according to
their holistic qualities and specifically their incorporation of good and evil.. Develop your
own position on Jung’s approach to the image of the divine. Be sure to compare God-images across at
least three traditions.