Psychology and Religion: Reading the Bible Again for the First Time

On Wednesday, August 15 at 7 P.M. Alden Josey, Ph.D will be presenting a talk about reading the Bible.

C.G. Jung wrote that it is a property of the human psyche to generate religious dieas, theologies and systems of belief about the nature of the gods and the interactions and relationships between them and humans.  This "religious function" of the psyche has produced an amazingly varied, and often contentious, stew of ideas and practices in every corner of the world.

Religious traditions are especially rich in mythological imagery that explores every corner of the God-man encounter. Our Judeo-Christian tradition, especially in its Biblical texts, is particularly fertile in profound symbolic expressions that illuminate and deeply inform mind and spirit about the mysteries of human search for the Divine.  St. Augustine wrote: "The Bible was composed in such a way that as beginners mature, its meaning grows with them."  We will see tonight how this might work for us as we try to "read the Bible again for the first time." Please join us and share the conversation!