Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Restricted Thesis

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Religion Department

First Advisor

Mark I. Wallace


A thesis on the ideal of psychological wellness according to Biblical theology as well as Jungian theory. 'I apply the vocabulary and framework of Dr. Carl G. Jung's model of the psyche to the theological mandates conducive to personal health found in Biblical scripture. C. G. Jung characterizes the human psyche as an exchange between the outer material/physical world and the inner psychic/spiritual realm. To Jung, one achieves proper personal integration by mediating the divisions of irrational and subconscious causes of one's motivation. Just like the authors of the New Testament, Jung posits the human spirit as the faculty foremost responsible to one's proper development. Accordingly, Jung's main hypothesis of a commonly inherited collective unconscious bolsters the notion of humanity's inherent spirituality and, further, religiosity. By establishing religion, or rather faith, as a faculty separate from, and yet tantamount in relation to reason, I aim with this thesis to reconcile the spiritual imperatives of the Bible with Jung's understanding of individual personhood.