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On Theology and Psychology - The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Adolf Keller

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"This book collects highlights from the fifty-year correspondence between C. G. Jung (1875- 1961) and his friend Adolf Keller (1872-1963), a celebrated Swiss theologian who was one of the founders of the modern ecumenical movement. Keller was one of the first religious leaders to become interested in Jungian psychoanalysis. He eventually became a pioneer of pastoral psychology and a major player in the World Council of Churches in the postwar era. The two first met as young men in 1907. Keller sided with Jung after the latter's break with Freud and he later played an active role in Jung's Zurich school. For many years Keller was the only theologian of stature to align himself with Jung; Keller's wife went on to become a psychiatrist and Jungian psychotherapist. The letters reveal an extended intellectual and spiritual dialogue between the two men as they exchange views on the nature of God, the compatibility of Jungian psychology and Christianity, the interpretation of the Bible, and the phenomenon of National Socialism. Although Keller was powerfully attracted to Jungian ideas the letters show that he avoided discipleship. The book begins with an introduction by volume editor Marianne Jehle that provides context to this meeting of psychology and Protestant theology"--

About the author

Marianne Jehle-Wildberger is a Swiss historian who has written extensively on the Reformation, Pietism, and modern church history. She is an expert on National Socialism and the church struggle in Germany. Her many books include Adolf Keller: Ecumenist, World Citizen, Philanthropist.

Product details

Authors C. G. Jung, C. G. Keller Jung, Adolf Keller
Assisted by Marianne Jehle-Wildberger (Editor), Heather McCartney (Translation), John Peck (Translation)
Publisher Princeton University Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 29.11.2022
EAN 9780691241982
ISBN 978-0-691-24198-2
No. of pages 336
Series Philemon Foundation Series
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Psychology > Psychoanalysis
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Religion: general, reference works

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