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Teaching Jung in Asia

Jeremy Taylor

in Teaching Jung

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735426
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199914524 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735426.003.0013

Series: AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series

Teaching Jung in Asia

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This chapter reflects on his efforts to educate students about the psychospiritual insights of Jungian psychology and discuss with them the criticism against Jung. In recent years, Taylor has done more teaching in Korea, China, and other Asian settings, enabling him to offer particularly salient observations about the challenges and rewards of translating Jungian ideas in non-Western contexts. The chapter emphasizes the cross-cultural relevance of archetypal theory, not in a naïve or simplistic way but rather as the ultimate psychological basis on which humans recognize and relate to each other. The chapter's argument highlights the strong theological implications of Jung's theory of the collective unconscious, implications that Jung as a psychologist did not feel qualified to pursue but that strongly resonate today with many liberal Christians.

Keywords: Korea; China; Non-Western; archetypal theory; psychospiritual; Jung

Chapter.  6870 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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