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A strategy for a loss of faith: Jung's proposal - download pdf or read online

By John P. Dourley

ISBN-10: 0919123570

ISBN-13: 9780919123571

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In this death the Christ figure as symbol of suffering humanity becomes fully conscious of the self-contradiction in the ground of consciousness, that is, in God, just as God consciously participates for the first time in the human suffering of this contradiction. The cost of the resolution of the divine contradiction is the death of that consciousness (everyone's) caught in individual or societal identification with one pole in the divine contradiction. The movement to the resolution of this contradiction, symbolized as resurrection in the Christian myth, is always a movement toward the recovery of the missing opposite and so toward a wider empathy as the substance and basis of a greater charity.

Here his human nature attains divinity; at that moment God experiences what it means to be a mortal man and drinks to the dregs what he made his faithful servant Job suffer. "49 The implications of this understanding of the answer to Job are many. One is that authentic human suffering is God's suffering which redeems both God and the human involved in it as two sides of one organic process. The answer throws considerable light on the psychic foundations of the Christian theme of death and resurrection too often taken as literal miracle or magic when confined to one amazing historical event.

This immediate and experiential access to God in and through human interiority came to be the seminal difference between his understanding of religion and his father's. , pp. 30-31. , p. 39. , p. 40. Page 15 That was what my father had not understood, I thought; he had failed to experience the will of God, had opposed it for the best reasons and out of the deepest faith. And that was why he had never experienced the miracle of grace which heals all and makes all comprehensible. He had taken the Bible's commandments as his guide; he believed in God as the Bible prescribed and as his forefathers had taught him.

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