Jung's Three Theories of Religious Experience
|Author: ||Chapman, J.|
Sorts out Jung's three interwoven theories of religious experience: the scientific-psychological, the phenomenological-mythological, and the metaphysical-theological. These three theories having been distinguished, the interpreter can then make a more discerning response to what Jung was in fact doing, i.e., expounding science and phenomenology and metaphysics. This insight allows Jung's many-sided contribution to be more clearly seen and appreciated.
"Chapman greatly clarifies Jung's understanding of religious experience . . . . His analysis of Jung's use of scientific and phenomenological methodologies [is] equally illuminating. This well-written work is a very important one for a fuller understanding of Jung's many writings. Its brilliance and usefulness can best be appreciated by those who have a thorough knowledge of Jung and a background in philosophy, particularly phenomenology." - Choice