This book offers an intellectual and cultural context for C. G. Jung's 1952 work. Initially greeted with controversy, Answer to Job has been neglected by many serious commentators on Jung. Jung's Answer to Job: A Commentary places the Answer to Job in the context of biblical commentary, and then examines the circumstances surrounding its composition and immediate reception. Jung's Answer to Job unravels Jung's narrative, offering a comprehensive re-reading of Jung's text, as well as a re-positioning in its cultural context. Whilst remaining true to the tenets of analytical psychology, this commentary underlines Answer to Job's greater significance in terms of cultural history. It will be invaluable to students and scholars of analytical psychology, religion and those who subscribe to Jung's ideas.
Introduction: The Book of Job and its Commentators.
Knowledge or Faith? Overview.
Part I: Background.
Genesis of the Text.
Jung on Answer to Job.
Sermons and Symbols.
Part II: Commentary.
Answer to Job - An Analytical Commentary Part I.
Answer to Job - An Analytical Commentary Part II.
Paul Bishop is Professor of German and Head of the Department of German Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow. He edited Jung in Contexts: A Reader (Routledge, 1999) and has published various articles on Jung's intellectual affinities with German Philosophy and literature.