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The Resource The divine mind : exploring the psychological history of God's inner journey, by Michael Gellert

The divine mind : exploring the psychological history of God's inner journey, by Michael Gellert

Label
The divine mind : exploring the psychological history of God's inner journey
Title
The divine mind
Title remainder
exploring the psychological history of God's inner journey
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Gellert
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is about the Abrahamic God’s inner journey, an epic that begins in the Hebrew Bible—the common source of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This God emerges as a living, textured personality as tormented as a Shakespearean character and as divided against humanity as the devil who personifies his dark side. Yet in heroic fashion, he embarks on a journey to greater consciousness, stretching into himself in the Talmud, New Testament, Qur’an, and Gnostic writings. Then finally, with and through the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic mystics, he discovers his true self as the absolute Godhead. He takes up residence in their psyches as their own Divine Mind or true self. The book suggests that what God learned from his journey might be something that we in turn could learn from and that could help us at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In this way, God’s inner journey becomes a metaphor for our own. Michael Gellert, a Jungian psychoanalyst, treats this story and the sacred writings that convey it as psychological facts—as expressions of the human psyche—regardless of whether or not God actually exists. He shows how the Hebrew Bible presents God as a primitive, barbaric tribal war god while centuries later the mystics portray him as their innermost essence and emptied of all projected, external, anthropomorphic images. Thus, God’s inner journey and the evolution of human consciousness—his story and ours—parallel each other and are integrally related. Rich in historical detail and psychological insights, this is a book that will be welcomed by seekers of every background and orientation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gellert, Michael
Dewey number
202/.11
Index
index present
LC call number
BL473
LC item number
.G435 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • God
  • Psychology, Religious
Label
The divine mind : exploring the psychological history of God's inner journey, by Michael Gellert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- The irrational nature of God -- Divine wrath -- Divine genocide -- God's Apocalyptic fever -- God's wake-up call -- The return of wisdom -- God's PTSD and other afflictions -- From trauma to redemption -- In the middle -- The flowering of wisdom -- The kingdom of God within -- The face that is everywhere -- The rock of the self -- And in the endlessness -- The splendor of absolute nothingness -- The Incarnation that is always happening -- The beloved -- Reframing the problem of evil -- God's journey as a metaphor of our own -- God in the Hebrew Bible vs. the Old Testament -- Why was nothingness first discovered in the east?
Control code
sky290368917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages :
Isbn
9781633883178
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017014367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 01/18
Label
The divine mind : exploring the psychological history of God's inner journey, by Michael Gellert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- The irrational nature of God -- Divine wrath -- Divine genocide -- God's Apocalyptic fever -- God's wake-up call -- The return of wisdom -- God's PTSD and other afflictions -- From trauma to redemption -- In the middle -- The flowering of wisdom -- The kingdom of God within -- The face that is everywhere -- The rock of the self -- And in the endlessness -- The splendor of absolute nothingness -- The Incarnation that is always happening -- The beloved -- Reframing the problem of evil -- God's journey as a metaphor of our own -- God in the Hebrew Bible vs. the Old Testament -- Why was nothingness first discovered in the east?
Control code
sky290368917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages :
Isbn
9781633883178
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017014367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 01/18

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