Jordan Peterson Biblical Psychology Series

This is a fabulous, psychological and scientific approach to interpreting the Bible and its stories through the lens of psychological evolution and clinical psychology. Dr. Peterson may be the only authoritative figure to have tried this. He also weaves in mythology and ancient thought and seems to invite us to think and explore along with him.

He draws his picture in front of us as an outsider looking in. The great philosophers, Plato, Aristotle, Freud, Nietzshe, Jung and others are woven into the these familiar stories as supporters, not detractors.

Introduction to the Idea of God

 

Genesis 1: Chaos & Order

 

God and the Hierarchy of Authority

 

Adam and Eve: Self-Consciousness, Evil, and Death

 

Cain and Abel: Hostile Brothers

 

The Psychology of the Flood

 

VII: Walking with God: Noah and the Flood 

 

VIII: The Phenomenology of the Divine

 

IX: The Call to Abraham

 

X: Abraham: Father of Nations

 

XI: Sodom and Gomorrah

 

XII: The Great Sacrifice: Abraham and Isaac

 

XIII: Jacob's Ladder

 

XIV: Jacob: Wrestling With God

 

XV: Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors