Apophatic elements in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis: Pseudo-Dionysius and C.G. Jung

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Henderson, D. 2014. Apophatic elements in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis: Pseudo-Dionysius and C.G. Jung. Routledge/Psychology Press.
TitleApophatic elements in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis: Pseudo-Dionysius and C.G. Jung
AuthorsHenderson, D.
Abstract

This book considers apophatic elements in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis through an examination of Pseudo-Dionysius and C.G. Jung. Pseudo-Dionysius brought together Greek and Biblical currents of negative theology and the via negativa. In this book Henderson discusses how the psychology of Jung can be read as a continuation and extension of the apophatic tradition and identifies neoplatonic themes throughout Jung’s work.
Chapters consider:
•Jung’s discussion of opposites, including his reception of Nicholas of Cusa’s concept of the coincidence of opposites
•The role of the transcendent function in Jungian psychology
•How motifs in Pseudo-Dionysius’ Ecclesiastical Hierarchy resonate with contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The in-depth examination of primary sources in this comprehensive volume provides a platform for research into apophasis in the wider field of psychoanalysis. It will prove valuable reading for scholars and analysts of Jungian psychology studying religion and mysticism.

Research GroupCentre for Psychoanalysis
SeriesResearch in Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies
ISBN
Hardcover9780415857840
PublisherRoutledge/Psychology Press
Publication dates
Print2014
Online17 Oct 2013
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Apr 2013
Output statusPublished
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Web address (URL)http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415857840/
LanguageEnglish
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