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Author Driscoll, James P., 1946-
Title The unfolding God of Jung and Milton / James P. Driscoll.
Imprint Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 1993.

Author Driscoll, James P., 1946-
Series Studies in the English Renaissance
Studies in the English Renaissance.
Subject Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Religion.
Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
Archetype (Psychology) in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- England.
God -- History of doctrines.
God in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-230) and index.
Summary In this first extensive Jungian treatment of Milton's major poems, James P. Driscoll uses archetypal psychology to explore Milton's great themes of God, man, woman, and evil and offers readers deepened understanding of Jung's profound thoughts on Godhead. The Father, the Son, Satan, Messiah, Samson, Adam, and Eve gain new dimensions of meaning as their stories become epiphanies of the archetypes of Godhead. God and Satan of Paradise Lost are seen as the ego and the shadow of a single unfolding personality whose anima is the Holy Spirit and Milton's muse. Samson carries the Yahweh archetype examined by Jung in Answer to Job, and Messiah and Satan in Paradise Regained embody the hostile brothers archetype. Anima, animus and the individuation drive underlie the psychodynamics of Adam and Eve's fall. Driscoll draws on his critical acumen and scholarly knowledge of Renaissance literature to shed new light on Jung's psychology of religion. The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton illumines Jung's heterodox notion of Godhead as a quaternity rather than a trinity, his revolutionary concept of a divine individuation process, his radical solution to the problem of evil, and his wrestling with the feminine in Godhead. The book's glossary of Jungian terms, written for literary critics and theologians rather than clinicians, is exceptionally detailed and insightful. Beyond enriching our understanding of Jung and Milton, Driscoll's discussion contributes to theodicy, to process theology, and to the study of myths and archetypes in literature.
Contents 1. Something of graver import -- 2. The shadow of God -- 3. Decisive identity -- 4. Yahweh Agonistes.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 9780813161532 (electronic bk.)
0813161533 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 643974462
Additional Format Print version: Driscoll, James P., 1946- Unfolding God of Jung and Milton. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 1993 (DLC) 92021769 (OCoLC)26095461

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