So as my first foray back into blogging after some time, I decided to go easy on myself and blog through C.G. Jung’s Answer to Job. Actually, this will be quite a challenge (both in the material and in the blogging), and I am going to really work at being consistent in my writing of new posts.
A little about Answer to Job from the back cover:
Considered one of Jung's most controversial works, Answer to Job also stands as Jung's most extensive commentary on a biblical text. Here, he confronts the story of the man who challenged God, the man who experienced hell on earth and still did not reject his faith. Job's journey parallels Jung's own experience--as reported in The Red Book: Liber Novus--of descending into the depths of his own unconscious, confronting and reconciling the rejected aspects of his soul.
Some preparatory comments on style and language are in order. The book is broken up by section (I, II, III, etc) and by paragraph number (557,567, etc.). When I quote the book, I will use the following designation: (VII,643). Also, Jung, as a product of his culture, uses exclusively masculine pronouns. When quoting, I will use Jung’s words, with the caveat that I personally avoid the use of such pronouns in my own writing. He also refers to God with masculine references. Same caveat applies for me in this case as well.