The Gospel of John
as an itinerary of self-discovery
with Dr. James Dunkly and Dr. Gianluigi Gugliermetto
(online class: weekly on Wednesday, from January 12 to April 6)
An exploration of the “Book of Signs” of John's Gospel (John 1-12) with a focus on symbols and their role in our psychological and spiritual life. Water and wine, ladders and snakes, banquets and temples may appear in dream, just as they do in the Gospel of John. This class is poised between a rigorous use of the historical-critical method and a Jungian approach. The hypothesis to be verified is that the text of John's Gospel leads its readers into an in-depth analysis of their life stories and can be effectively used as a tool in the process of “individuation” (i.e., becoming oneself).