REIMAGINING GOD AND RELIGION: Essays for the Psychologically Minded

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Drawing on the insights of Jungian or analytical psychology, Dr. Wright offers depth psychological analysis of our contemporary religious and political dilemmas, as well as invites readers to be midwives for the emerging religious myth that many believe to be on our collective horizon — a myth that will be more inclusive, intellectually and scientifically honest, and soul satisfying. 

 

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With the necessary demise and death of antique cosmologies and traditional religious paradigms dependent on external deities and devils, the modern religious challenge involves two simultaneous sacred endeavors: to eulogize, bury, and grieve the theistic and monotheistic god-images and the religions dependent on them; and, secondly, to bring fresh imagination to the meanings of god and religion, which will satisfy both the modern mind and ancient soul. 

Drawing on the insights of Jungian or analytical psychology, Dr. Wright offers depth psychological analysis of our contemporary religious and political dilemmas, as well as invites readers to be midwives for the emerging religious myth that many believe to be on our collective horizon — a myth that will be more inclusive, intellectually and scientifically honest, and soul satisfying. 

The invitation is made urgent by his psychological conclusion:  As long as our deities and devils are perceived to be beyond the physical domain and outside the human psyche, our species will continue to do great harm to each other and to our global nest. 

Combining personal testament and psychological commentary, the author explores heretofore taboo topics and reframes many traditional theological and Christological dogmas, making them more relevant to religious and non-religious alike. 

 

Jerry Wright’s Reimagining God and Religion is a personally honest, courageous, and insightful re-examination of our contemporary religious dilemma.  This book is a gift for those who care about the life of the spirit, whatever their traditions, or lack thereof, may be.”

James Hollis, Jungian Analyst, Author

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2 reviews for REIMAGINING GOD AND RELIGION: Essays for the Psychologically Minded

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan Smartt

    In Reimagining God and Religion, Jerry Wright has integrated his extensive knowledge of religion and psychology and has given birth to an exceptionally creative offspring. For the reader who feels tasked with the sacred endeavor of bringing fresh imagination to the meanings of god and religion, this book will be gift.

    Dr. Wright gives us space to wonder and to explore the mysteries of life. He doesn’t offer formulas or certitudes but rather invites the seeker, whose metaphorical well has dried up or whose septic tank is clogged, to find a new place to explore. He doesn’t tell us where to dig; instead, he encourages us to pay attention and to listen to our hearts … he reminds us that sometimes our longings can tell us where to begin digging.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alice Smith (verified owner)

    Jerry Wright is a spiritual teacher for the 21st century reimagining God and religion by challenging concrete certitudes and out-dated dogma. As readers we are tantalized by his open minded voice of conviction. After hearing Dr. Wright speak for the first time my late brother-in-law, a devout Christian, said, “Your words sound like fingernails on a chalkboard, but I want to hear more.” If you are looking for something more, something to make you think, to wonder, to hope then Reimagining God and Religion is the book for you.

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