Answer to Job by C. G. Jung

By C. G. Jung

One of Jung's such a lot debatable works, Answer to Job additionally stands as Jung's so much large statement on a biblical textual content. the following, he confronts the tale of the guy who challenged God, the fellow who skilled hell in the world and nonetheless didn't reject his religion. Job's trip parallels Jung's personal experience--as said in The crimson e-book: Liber Novus--of descending into the depths of his personal subconscious, confronting and reconciling the rejected elements of his soul.

This paperback version of Jung's vintage paintings contains a new foreword by means of Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung historical past at collage collage London. defined through Shamdasani as "the theology in the back of The pink Book," Answer to Job examines the symbolic position that theological strategies play in an individual's psychic life.

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The strange element goes in its search toward the site where it may stay in its wandering. Heidegger elaborates on this poetics of the uncanny: Almost unknown to itself, the “strange” is already following the call that calls it on the way into its own. ” The earth is that very place which the soul’s wandering could not reach so far. The soul only seeks the earth; it does not flee from it. 10 Poetics, in short, makes us strangers to the earth so that we may dwell more sacramentally upon it. 11 Without sundering, no arrival.

4. Muhammed Receiving a Vision Near Mecca, by anonymous Turkish artist, circa. sixteenth century readings—namely, 1. those in the name of hospitality to aliens and 2. those in the name of war against the enemies of faith. Muhammad himself, it must be remembered, like Jesus and Abraham before him, never wrote anything down. His words were recorded and inscribed by witnesses, after the revelation at Mecca. And he was, in fact, so overwhelmed by the voice of the strange angel that for the first two years he spoke to no one about it but his wife Khadija and her cousin Waraqa Ibn Nawfal.

10 Poetics, in short, makes us strangers to the earth so that we may dwell more sacramentally upon it. 11 Without sundering, no arrival. Without dispossession no return. In this sense, the ana of anatheism may be read as a departure as much as a repetition, an odyssey that takes us away from home and back again. The shortest route from wonder to wonder is loss. ” Simon Critchley links this Wildean notion of aesthetic faith, in turn, with Wallace Stevens’s claim that God is a supreme fiction in which one believes.

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