||This section has four goals:
- To clarify the foundations of a Jungian-Christian dialogue.
- To look at this dialogue in terms of Christian mysticism and Jungian psychology.
- To do the same thing in regard to Christian theology and Jungian psychology.
- To see what the philosophy of nature of Thomas Aquinas and Jungian psychology could have
to say to each other.
- We look at the epistemological type of Jungian psychology, that is, its nature as an
empirical psychology. Christianity has a tremendous need of such a psychology, but
Jungs psychology is wrapped up in philosophical presuppositions that hinder its use
- We address the following questions in concrete detail: What would the mysticism of John
of the Cross and the psychology of C.G. Jung have to say to each other? What light can
Jungian psychology shed on the Christian mystical journey?
- In what way can theology use Jungs psychology as an instrument with which to
explore the Christian mysteries?
- What are the philosophical foundations underlying Jungs ideas like archetypes, the
collective unconscious, and synchronicity?