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Overview This book opens a new door to the Gospel of John and discovers a treasure-house of psychological wisdom. The Fourth Gospel is the most mystic of all the gospels and Mystical Christianity sheds light on its myriad meanings.
Publishers Description This book opens a new door to the Gospel of John and discovers a treasure-house of psychological wisdom. The Fourth Gospel is the most mystic of all the gospels and "Mystical Christianity" sheds light on its myriad meanings.
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Studio: Crossroad Classic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 6.09" Height: 0.95" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1994
Publisher Crossroad Classic
ISBN 0824514122 ISBN13 9780824514129
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More About John A. Sanford
John A. Sanford, a Jungian analyst and Episcopal priest, is the authorof The Kingdom Within, Invisible Partners, Healing and Wholeness, Dreams and Healing, Evil: The Shadow of Reality, What Men Are Like, and The Strange Trial of Mr Hyde. He lives I in San Diego, California.
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Opens you mind Aug 8, 2007
Sanford is pure genius! He has been "set aside" to interpret the stories in John's Gospel into useable truths. If you want to understand why Jesus came and what he said, this is an absolute, total, mind-opener! Do not loan this book out for fear of losing it. It is to be treasured and kept with your Bible. His writing style flows well and is easily understood. No need to underline passages of particular importance or you will underline the whole book. It's time for me to read it again.
A Must! Mar 4, 2005
Sanford's MYSTICAL CHRISTIANITY is a must read for anyone with a particular interest in the Gospel According to John or a Jungian interpretation of biblical texts. Sanford is more of a Jungian Therapist than he is a Biblical Scholar, yet his Biblical Scholarship is up to the task of offering this psychological commentary on the Gospel According to John from a Jungian perspective.
observations on Mystical Christianity Sep 4, 2000
Sanford's work is an inspired and well constructed study on the Gospel of John that provides compelling insights into what for me was an unusual grounding in contemporary psychology. He accomplishes this in a manner that, despite it's academic bent, does not dilute the power of this inspired word of God, but in fact helps resurrect it given the general contemporary Christian view of things.
I enjoyed throughout Sanford's use of references to groundbreaking works by both theological masters and psychological pioneers that helped justify his narratives. Key and pivotal alternate translations of the original Greek were, in my opinion, much of the power of the work.
Perhaps the one weakness of the work is that the author, obviously a gifted and keenly intelligent man, might have forgone some of the background material to provide additional comments and insights into the relationship of the indwelling Holy Spirit that John describes with our own day-to-day life (John 16 5-33)