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Mystical Christianity: A Psychological Commentary on the Gospel of John

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Scholar and gifted Jungian analyst Sanford illuminates this highly symbolic gospel with its rich imagery and unique wisdom.

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It is a psychological commentary that makes its way through the entire gospel with its images of living water, bread of life, the true vine, good shepherd and other symbols of Jesus.

Sanford helps unravel the deeper meaning of John's text: "The author of the fourth Gospel was a religious genius in touch with Christ. One outcome of his genius is that the Christ whose words we hear in this gospel is not the historical Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels but the Risen or Cosmic Christ... The ageless vitality of this unique gospel comes from its capacity to impart to readers of succeeding generations new insights that only an advancing spiritual and psychological understanding can make possible."

This volume is a magnificent contribution to contemporary religious literature.


"On the cross hung the most conscious person the world had ever known. In him the mind of God was exemplified and revealed... When the consciousness of a single person is increased, it affects the general consciousness of humanity."

Author Sanford, John A.
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 350 pp.
Publisher Crossroad Books 2000
Browse these categories as well: Mystic and Esoteric Christianity, Biblical Exegesis and Pseudepigrapha, Individuation and the Collective Unconscious, Noteworthy Releases 2000

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