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“Carl Jung and Maximus the Confessor on Psychic Development”

A book launch at the Hellenic Centre (London), 12 November 2014, 7.15pm

9780415625173Members of the Oxford Orthodox Christian Society and anyone interested are invited to the launch of the book by the Revd Dr Chrysostom Tympas Carl Jung and Maximus the Confessor on Psychic Development (Routledge, 2014).

The book addresses the complex question of psychic development through a creative synthesis between Carl Jung’s archetypal theory and Maximus’ model of spiritual progress. It brings together analytical psychology and Christian philosophy and theology. It attempts to answer the question on the difference between psychological and spiritual development and psychological and spiritual experience. It is argued that a synthesis of Jung’s and Maximus’ models comprises a broader transdisciplinary paradigm of development, which can serve as a pluralistic framework for considering the composite nature of psycho-spiritual development. Combining strands of different disciplines (philosophy, theology, psychology), the book appeals to those looking to explore the dialogue between analytical psychology, early Christian theology, and Greek philosophy.

Panel Discussants: Dr Renos Papadopulous (University of Essex), Dr Marinos Kyriakopoulos (King’s College London).

About the author: Revd Dr Chrysostom Tympas holds degrees in medicine and theology and was awarded a PhD in psychoanalytic studies from the University of Essex. His research focuses on the relationship between early psychic models and psychiatric nosology.

Time and venue: 12 November, 7.15pm, The Hellenic Centre (16-18 Paddington St., London, W1U 5AS).

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