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Episode from the podcastNot Conformed

Episode 15: From Hell of an Idea

Released Thursday, 7th November 2019
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In this third instalment of our Jordan Peterson deconstruction we focus on Peterson's views on, and interpretations of, the Christian Bible. Drawing on content from his popular Bible Series available on YouTube, we document how Peterson interprets the Bible based on Carl Jung's pagan archetypal psychology. We take the time to identify the pagan themes that Peterson grafts on to Biblical stories and to correct some of his most egregious Bible interpretation fails. Even if you are someone who doesn't particularly care about what Jordan Peterson thinks about the Bible, this episode is still well worth a listen because Peterson's views build on an important historical trend and are rapidly growing in popularity. Join us for a lively discussion of exotic trinities, epic interpretation fails, and, to quote Peterson, many other "mind-boggling" ideas.

Bibliography

Books:

  • Day, V. (2018). Jordanetics: A Journey into the mind of humanity's greatest thinker
  • Jung, C. G., (1961/1989). Memories, dreams, reflections. Vintage.
  • Jung, C. G., (1958/2011). Answer to Job.
  • Noll, R. (1997). The Aryan Christ: The Secret Life of Carl Jung.
  • Peterson, J.B. (2018). 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.
  • Smith, S.D. (2018). Pagans & Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber to the Potomac.


Articles:

  • Pennycook, G., Cheyne, J. A., Barr, N., Koehler, D. J., & Fugelsang, J. A. (2015). On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit. Judgment and Decision making.


Videos: