King Saul, the Tragic Hero: A Study in Individuation
The process of becoming a hero, or even a whole human being, is fraught with dangers and possible misdirections. Saul, the first king of Israel, had the opportunity to achieve greatness. The extent and manner of his failure has valuable things to teach us about the nature of human striving, or fear, doubt, and self-deception. John A. Sanford, a practicing Jungian analyst, offers a fresh and surprising portrait of the Old Testament king that stands in contrast to the traditional evaluations of Saul. The book also sheds new light on the central figures of David and the prophet Samuel who both figure prominently in Saul's story. And along the way Sanford describes the process of individuation and personal integration in a way that will be instructive to all those who stumble down the shadowy path to enlightenment and perhaps even to heroism.
Specifications of King Saul, the Tragic Hero: A Study in Individuation
|Author||John A. Sanford|
|Number Of Pages||144|
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