Jung, C G--(Carl Gustav),--1875-1961

Personality type and preaching

Author
Stephen D Watson
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to see if the Jungian personality dimension of Sensing significantly influenced the proclamation of the text of Scripture. The hypothesis of this project was that "Personality types, as defined by Jung and measured by the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, significantly influence the way a preacher presents the material from the biblical text in his sermons." The result of this project was that there was a significant difference between the way that the Sensing personality type and the Intuitive personality type preach. It was not possible to compare the Sensing personality type with either the Thinking or Feeling personality types in a significant way in this study.

Memories, metaphor, and meaning: self discovery in the second half of life

Author
Susan D Moseley
Abstract
This project proposes that a small group process using Carl Jung's theory of individuation and the story of Jesus' baptism as a metaphor for individuation helps middle-aged adults expand their personal and spiritual awareness and thus mature in life and faith. The research method used was Participatory Action Research (PAR) in an eight-week, small group process. All adults were able to identify personal growth as a result of the experience. The result will help shape future group experiences for the purpose of encouraging midlife adults to expand their personal awareness and trust their own insights as they continue their spiritual journeys.

Enhancing comfort care for individual hospice patients by teasing out meaning from their dreams, comments and behaviors

Author
William Paul Steinke
Abstract
Jungian psychoanalytic-theological principles are applied to caregiving techniques in working with hospice patients to determine a dying patient's needs. This study explores the importance of symbols expressed in dreams, what may appear as nonsensical spontaneous comments, and uncharacteristic behaviors of patients at the end of life. The workshops are designed to inform and develop skills interpreting symbols to enhanced palliative care. Staff reports indicate the calming benefits that interpreting symbols extend to the dying patient. Hospice caregivers expressed intrigue with the metaphysical insights the project offered them as professionals.

Dreaming parables in conversation with Jung and Jesus, encouraging emotional and spiritual healing in pastoral counseling with the use of sacred texts

Author
Joy R Samuels
Abstract
The thesis of this Doctorate of Ministry project uses Carl G. Jung's dream analysis methods to unfold Jesus' parables in ways that encourage emotional and spiritual healing for parishioners in a pastoral counseling setting. Three aspects of Jung's dream analysis -- amplification, compensation, and context -- provided the framework for the creation of the Dreaming Parables Guide. The method of study followed a Sunday morning adult Bible class for eight weeks using the guide to explore Jesus' parables. The class participants found the Dreaming Parables Guide to be a helpful resource tool to enhance their experience of God as Healer and Holy.

Guided life review of older parishioners

Author
Meredyth Bellows
Abstract
The project evolved from the question: "Does a systematic life review result in more positive feelings held by the elderly?" The Church can facilitate positive changes of perspectives on end of life issues with its aging parishioners through a narrative theology paradigm by reforming and re-authoring the events of their lives. the primary hypothesis was that through the guided life review, elderly parishioners experienced increased self-actualization. The hypothesis was proven to be measurable and correct. This was a functional change model based in Maslow's work on self-actualization, archetypal process of Jung and Hillman, and the eighth stage of human development of Erikson. Life review can be a valuable pastoral care tool for clergy in helping their elderly parishioners through issues of grief and loss.

The Apostle Paul's owning of the shadow in Romans 7:14-25: a Jungian reading and missiological implications

Author
Seeyong Lee
Abstract
This study presents a Jungian interpretation of the Apostle Paul's shadow in Rom. 7:14-25, and finds the text's missiological implications for Christian maturity. The shadow is an in-divisible part of becoming a whole person. In light of Jung's view that there is no wholeness without shadow, Paul's owning of the shadow reveals a crucial movement of becoming a mature Christian. Paul's ultimate mission goal is to be transformed into the image of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18), and Rom. 7:14-25 is an example of the ongoing dynamic journey of integrating the shadow and Christ in the transformation process.

Marriage as a psychological and spiritual relationship to wholeness

Author
Mercedes B Gilpatric
Abstract
Marriage as a psychological and spiritual relationship to wholeness explores a paradigm for marriage based on scriptural images of covenant and wedding feast and on the Jungian concept of marriage as a psychological relationship expressed in the archetype of the Hierosgamos, or sacred marriage. The author argues for an active marriage ministry, particularly in the Roman Catholic tradition dominated by a celibate clerical hierarchy. Research involved interviews with leaders in marriage ministry, personal involvement in creating a marriage ministry in a Roman Catholic parish in Chicago, and the development of a research model exploring couples' experience of shared prayer. The author expressed the results of this research in a manual, Marriage matters, as a guide for couples and churches committed to facilitating the mutual spiritual and psychological growth of couples.

Stories of faith from Stillpoint

Author
Donna J Scott
Abstract
This project proposes a process of contemplative prayer and spiritual direction informed by the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung to realize dynamic, contemporary faith as lived reconciliation. Participants in a program sponsored by Stillpoint, Inc, illustrate the revisioning of the doctrine of atonement as lived reconciliation.
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