Friday, 16 June 2017
7.00pm-7.45pm Discussion Group
JUNG and CHRISTIANITY:
His Illumination of the Religious Changes and Challenges in our Time
an essay by Andrew Boyle
8.00pm Guest Speaker
How helpful is Jung
in today’s religious and cultural environment?
Jungian Depth Psychology has had a significant impact on popular thinking, coining terms such as the collective unconscious and the archetype. It has also been a key means of generating interest in ‘comparative religion.’ Most importantly its conjoining of religion and psychotherapy is widely accepted as a legitimate means of healing troubled souls. After considering its applications and value, I will also examine the limits and possible adverse effects of this approach for our understanding of religion and the psyche in today’s religious and cultural environment.
Dr Rachael Kohn began The Spirit of Things ABC Radio National, which she has produced and presented since 1997. Rachel taught Religious Studies at Sydney University, and in universities in England and Canada, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of New South Wales in 2005 for her “outstanding contribution to fostering religious understanding” in the Australian community.
Rachael has contributed to many books and journals on the subject of religion and has written Curious Obessions in the History of Science and Spirituality (ABC Books, 2007) and The New Believers: Reimagining God (HarperCollins 2003). She is the Vice President of the International Association of Religion Journalists.