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Jung, Carl Gustav
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(Jul 26, 1875, Kesswil am Bodensee, Canton Thurgau – Jun 6, 1961, Küsnacht), founder and most important popularizer of so-called Analytic Psychology, which is not only applied to religious subjects, but also has a religious, in some respects gnostic, character in its own right.

As a psychiatrist with a lively interest in psychology, from 1906 on Jung developed an interest in psychoanalysis and became one of the close colleagues (“crown prince”) of S. Freud. In 1908 he split with Eugen Bleuler (director of Burghölzi hospital in Zürich). He then worked a…

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van Belzen, Jacob A., “Jung, Carl Gustav”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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