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Overview

Considered one of Jung's most controversial works, Answer to Job also stands as Jung's most extensive commentary on a biblical text. Here, he confronts the story of the man who challenged God, the man who experienced hell on earth and still did not reject his faith. Job's journey parallels Jung's own experience—as reported in The Red Book: Liber Novus—of descending into the depths of his own unconscious, confronting and reconciling the rejected aspects of his soul.

This paperback edition of Jung's classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London. Described by Shamdasani as "the theology behind The Red Book," Answer to Job examines the symbolic role that theological concepts play in an individual's psychic life.

This book written late in his career gives a great deal of insight into his thinking on the psychological power of religion.

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Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement
Praise from previous edition: This book breathes a passionate wish for the regeneration of mankind, integrating the destructive impulse rather than repressing it.
Encounter
Praise from previous edition: Dr. Jung speaks with the authority and conviction of his professional insight into the mind of an age whose great longing is for some new heavenly marriage that shall produce a new divine child to save us from impending apocalypse.
— Kathleen Raine
British Journal of Psychology
Praise from previous edition: Jung. . . .points out that the psychology of religion has two aspects, the psychology of religious persons and the psychology of religious 'contents.' He has himself, in this book, made a rare and original contribution to the latter.
— A.M. Silver
Encounter - Kathleen Raine
Praise from previous edition: Dr. Jung speaks with the authority and conviction of his professional insight into the mind of an age whose great longing is for some new heavenly marriage that shall produce a new divine child to save us from impending apocalypse.
British Journal of Psychology - A.M. Silver
Praise from previous edition: Jung. . . .points out that the psychology of religion has two aspects, the psychology of religious persons and the psychology of religious 'contents.' He has himself, in this book, made a rare and original contribution to the latter.
Time Magazines Literary Supplement
Praise from previous edition: This book breathes a passionate wish for the regeneration of mankind, integrating the destructive impulse rather than repressing it.
From the Publisher
Praise from previous edition: This book breathes a passionate wish for the regeneration of mankind, integrating the destructive impulse rather than repressing it."Times Literary Supplement

Praise from previous edition: Dr. Jung speaks with the authority and conviction of his professional insight into the mind of an age whose great longing is for some new heavenly marriage that shall produce a new divine child to save us from impending apocalypse."—Kathleen Raine, Encounter

Praise from previous edition: Jung. . . .points out that the psychology of religion has two aspects, the psychology of religious persons and the psychology of religious 'contents.' He has himself, in this book, made a rare and original contribution to the latter."—A.M. Silver, British Journal of Psychology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691150475
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Series: Bollingen Series (General)
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 50
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 331,280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sonu Shamdasani is editor of "The Red Book" and Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.

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Table of Contents

EDITORIAL NOTE v
PREFATORY NOTE ix
"Lectori Benevolo" xi
Answer to Job 3
BIBLIOGRAPHY 109
INDEX 111
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