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Jungism
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The impact of → Carl Gustav Jung's ideas in contemporary society has been both considerable and selective. To mention just a few areas, there are modes of therapeutic intervention, psychological tests, forms of myth analysis, branches of Christian theology as well as a host of literary and artistic products that betray the influence of Jungian thought.

Specifically for the domain of religion, Wulff (1997) distinguishes six areas in which Jung's influence is particularly strong. Jung's critique of mainstream forms of Christianity has inspired theologi…

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Hammer, Olav, “Jungism”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 27 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_183>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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