Christianity's paradox

A Quote by Romney M. Moseley on healty religion, christianitys paradox, jung, good and evil, archetype, and human nature

The test of healthy religion, then, is its ability to assimilate the psychic antithesis of good and evil in the imago Dei and in human nature. Christianity's paradox is that the one who embodies the wholeness of God becomes the victim of humanity's dark side. In redeeming humanity, the unblemished goodness of Christ shows up humanity's dark side. But, according to Jung, since Christ is fully human and fully divine, Christians should acknowledge the polarities of good and evil in the Christ archetype. Instead, Christians have spiritualized Christ and excluded the instinctual, bodily aspects of Christ from the Christ image.

Romney Moseley

Source: Becoming a Self Before God: Critical Transformations, Pages: 82

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