Job, Jonah, and the Unconscious is the latest work by natural theologian M.A. Corey. It is a ground-breaking synthetic work utilizing the unique perspective of modern depth psychology to interpret the underlying meaning of two of the most fascinating books of the Old Testament, Job and Jonah. In the process it weaves together a unique development perspective on the age-old problem of evil that satisfies both the traditional theologian and the hard- core skeptic. It is able to do this by resorting to a concept of metaphysical necessity that is able to account for the temporary existence of evil in the world, while simultaneously preserving the omnipotence and omnibenevolence of God. The end result of this fascinating study is the elucidation of the cause of moral evil, along with the general defense of traditional monotheistic religion. Contents: JONAH AND THE UNCONSCIOUS; History or Allegory?;
A Psychological Analysis of the Book of Jonah; The Identity of the Shadow; Repression and the Concept of Demon Possession; The Storm; Significance of the Fish; The Prayer; The Mission to Nineveh; A Theodicy for Natural Evils; JOB: The Story of Job; The Relationship Between Knowledge and Evil; Job's Goodness and the Nature of Evil; The Nature of Hell; A Developmental View of Salvation; Elipjaz's First Speech; Job's Reply; Contingency, Necessity, and the Ultimate Transformation of Evil into Good; EVIL IN THE OLD TESTAMENT; Evil, Monotheism, and the Divine Goodness; A Developmental Interpretation of Evil; ANSWER TO JUNG; Jung and the God of The Old Testament; Why Bad Things Happen to Good People; A Pluralistic View of Salvation; Jung's View of Job; The Power of Doubt; The Severity of the Developmental Process; Could God Have Done Better?; The Image and the Likeness of God; Jung, Evil and the Trinity; The Incarnation; Conclusion.