Jung vs. Martin Luther on Existentialism
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The paper discusses how both Martin Luther and Carl Jung believe in the existential concept of unlimited possibilities for improvement, but only Jung practices the existential idea to be socially active and involved while Martin Luther does not put emphasis on being socially engaged. Further, the paper relates that Martin Luther believes in the existential concept of a seemingly meaningless world, while Jung does not believe in a meaningless world. The paper also notes that both Jung and Martin Luther do not believe people have freedom of choice.
From the Paper:"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth" CITATION Umb10 \l 1033 (Eco). This quote reflects existentialism because it shows the attempt of man to give this world meaning, unsuccessfully. Martin Luther and Carl Jung both reflect some aspects of existentialism. However, neither of them agrees with existentialism wholly. Still, this conversation only matters if there is room for improvement."
Certainly, Martin Luther believes in the existential concept of unlimited possibilities for improvement. Luther writes, "...all we who believe on Christ are kings and priests in Christ" CITATION Mar09 \p 125 \l 1033 (Luther 125). Provided that quote it is clear that Luther believes that much bigger and better is coming to all those who believe in Christ. It is interesting how much someone can improve their status just by their faith. It is the original rags to riches story.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Eco, Umberto. goodreads. 6 10 2010 <http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show_tag?name=existentialism>.
- Jung, Carl. "The Personal and the Collective Unconscious." Carter-Tellison, Katrina. The Dialogues of Self and Society: Level II. Acton, MA: Copley Custom Textbooks, 2009. 156-165.
- Luther, Martin. "Concering Christian Liberty." Carter-Tellison, Katrina. The Dialogues of Self and Society: Level II. Acton, MA: Copley Custom Textbooks, 2009. 116-142.
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