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Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 1246–1260 | Cite as

Carl Gustav Jung and Granville Stanley Hall on Religious Experience

  • Chae Young Kim
Original Paper
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Abstract

Granville Stanley Hall (1844–1924) with William James (1842–1910) is the key founder of psychology of religion movement and the first American experimental or genetic psychologist, and Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) is the founder of the analytical psychology concerned sympathetically about the religious dimension rooted in the human subject. Their fundamental works are mutually connected. Among other things, both Hall and Jung were deeply interested in how the study of religious experience is indispensable for the depth understanding of human subject. Nevertheless, except for the slight indication, this common interest between them has not yet been examined in academic research paper. So this paper aims to articulate preliminary evidence of affinities focusing on the locus and its function of the inner deep psychic dimension as the religious in the work of Hall and Jung.

Keywords

Carl Gustav Jung Granville Stanley Hall Religious experience Psychology of religion Collective unconscious Racial soul Numinosum Sensus numinis Inwardization Individuation Clark University Natural symbol Cultural symbol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sogang UniversitySeoulKorea

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