C.G. Jung, son of a Swiss Reformed pastor, used his Christian background throughout all of his career to illuminate the psychological roots of all religions. Jung believed religion was a profound, psychological response to the unknown- both the inner self and the outer worlds. He understood Christianity to be an intense meditation on the meaning of the life of Jesus of Nazareth within the context of Hebrew spirituality and the Biblical worldview.
Murray Stein’s introduction relates Jung’s personal relationship with Christianity with his psychological views on religion in general, his hermeneutic of religious thought, and his therapeutic attitude toward Christianity. This volume includes extensive selections from “A Psychological Approach to the Dogma of the Trinity,” “Christ as a Symbol of the Self,” from Aion, “Answer to Job,” letters to Father Vincent White from Letters and many more.