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Psychology as religion

Paul C. Vitz

Psychology as religion

the cult of self-worship

by Paul C. Vitz

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Published by Eerdmans in Grand Rapids .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology and religion.,
  • Psychology -- Philosophy.,
  • Christianity -- Psychology.,
  • Self-worship.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementPaul C. Vitz.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF51 .V57
    The Physical Object
    Pagination149 p. ;
    Number of Pages149
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4537322M
    ISBN 100802816967
    LC Control Number77003403

    PSYCHOLOGY AS RELIGION. Explanations of why people behave the way they do and how they change have concerned philosophers, theologians, cultists, and occultists throughout the centuries. These explanations form the basis of modern psychology. Yet psychology deals with the very same areas of concern already dealt with in Scripture.   The psychology of Carl Jung () is the system of psychology most receptive to the beneficial influence of religion in a person's life. In this selection of writings, mostly from Volume 11 of the Collected Works, Jung focuses on the strengths and limitations of western by:

    Psychology and religion;: An introduction to contemporary views, by George Stephens Spinks by Spinks, G. Stephens and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Psychology of religion is essentially as old as psychology itself, with over a hundred years of history and claiming some of psychology’s most notable characters as contributors, including William James, Sigmund Freud, Gordon Allport, and Jean Piaget.

    Current and up to date, this text is appropriate for either a course in Personality or as an introduction to the Psychology of Religion. The author's own comprehensive theory of religion and spirituality creatively integrates the positive contributions of the classical personality theorist to . In I self-published a book I had been working on for a decade: 'Common Sense - The Philosophy of Psychology'. I believed at the time this was a definition of mind, as opposed to brain, and I believe this now even more so. I have continued ever since to develop the complete philosophy and I.


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Carl Gustav Jung, author of some of the most provocative hypotheses in modern psychology, describes what he regards as an authentic religious function in the unconscious mind. Using a wealth of material from ancient and medieval Gnostic, alchemistic, and occultistic literature, he discusses the religious symbolism of unconscious processes and the possible continuity of religious forms that 4/5(3).

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Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality is designed as a text that reflects this history while illuminating the robust dialogue that continues to Location: Valparaiso. e-book. Description Reviews Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, author of some of the most provocative hypotheses in modern psychology, describes what he regards as an authentic religious function in the unconscious mind.

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