Tutorial Topic Assignments
Spring 2017

 

PERSONA

1.     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?

[Ben]


PSYCHOTHERAPY

2.     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?

[Dani]


CREATING THE OTHER

3.     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.?
[Lara]


JUNG’S SYMBOLIC APPROACH TO RELIGION

4.     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.

[Garrett]


 

GOD AS ARCHETYPE

5.     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.

[Ali]