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

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

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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
Michael Gellert
Title variation
divine mind
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exploring the psychological history of Gods inner journey
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Author
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eng
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Jungian analyst Gellert (Modern Mysticism) crafts a psychobiography of the Abrahamic God across Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in this perceptive study. For the first half of the work, he offers close readings of stories in the Hebrew Bible to show how Yahweh’s rages, extreme punishments, and jealousies all point to a flawed, broken psyche. His treatment of the Talmud, New Testament, and Quran as middle stages where God has retreated from direct contact feel slightly rushed, but they pave the way for his real interest in mystics. A careful selection of thinkers shows how all three traditions leave room for the mystic paradox that God is both nothing and everywhere. Gellert’s inconsistent views of the Islamic perceptions of God—calling the Quran a step backward but also lauding the early Muslims mystics—strains his overly simplistic chronological linear model. But his final chapter on how mystic understandings of God can explain massive evils like the Holocaust highlights the utility of his diffuse interpretation of the nature of God for contemporary believers. Though some traditionalists will bristle at Gellert’s view of an evolving, passionate God, his work offers a bridge between the present-yet-harsh God found in the Bible and the seemingly-absent-but-ever-loving God contemporary churches, mosques, and synagogues worship. Agency: Kimberley Cameron & Associates. (Jan.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 10/09/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 41, p)
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10616174
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Gellert, Michael
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202/.11
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Psychology, Religious
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exploring the psychological history of God's inner journey
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The divine mind : exploring the psychological history of God's inner journey, Michael Gellert
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-264) and index
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text
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Contents
  • God's PTSD and other afflictions
  • From trauma to redemption
  • Part II.
  • In the middle.
  • The flowering of wisdom
  • The kingdom of God within
  • The face that is everywhere
  • The rock of the self
  • Part III.
  • And in the endlessness.
  • Part I.
  • The splendor of absolute nothingness
  • The incarnation that is always happening
  • The beloved
  • Reframing the problem of evil
  • Conclusion : God's journey as a metaphor for our own
  • 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
Control code
ocn982538228
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781633883178
Lccn
2017014367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)982538228
Label
The divine mind : exploring the psychological history of God's inner journey, Michael Gellert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-264) 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
  • God's PTSD and other afflictions
  • From trauma to redemption
  • Part II.
  • In the middle.
  • The flowering of wisdom
  • The kingdom of God within
  • The face that is everywhere
  • The rock of the self
  • Part III.
  • And in the endlessness.
  • Part I.
  • The splendor of absolute nothingness
  • The incarnation that is always happening
  • The beloved
  • Reframing the problem of evil
  • Conclusion : God's journey as a metaphor for our own
  • 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
Control code
ocn982538228
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781633883178
Lccn
2017014367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982538228

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