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The Life and Work of Fritz Künkel
New episode of Psychology & The Cross with Sarah Larkin
In this episode, I am joined by Sarah Larkin to discuss the life and work of Christian depth psychologist Fritz Künkel (1889-1956). Sarah has a background in religious studies and a Master's in Theology. She is a poet and has created an online archive of Künkels writing online accessible on fritzkunkel.com
Künkel was a giant in psychology in the 1920s and 1930s corresponded with Jung and studied under Alfred Adler. He lived in Berlin but emigrated to California in 1939 and developed a religiously informed depth psychology that he named “We-Psychology”.
Künkel's psychology differs from C.G Jung’s in its broader emphasis on the concept of individuation and by emphasizing the importance of the collective. He also corrects Jung on matters related to evil. In my opinion, Künkel has a lot to offer depth psychology as it helps to bridge the “me” with the “we”, individuation with a social conscience, and a Christian vision for the world.
Episode 18 - The Life and Work of Fritz Künkel
If you want to go deeper into Künkel the place to start is John A. Sanford’s book Fritz Kunkel: Selected Writings
The music played in this episode is licensed under creativecommons.org: Ketsa - Between Each.