The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories

15-Part Lecture series by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

Available for viewing here on YouTube; individual podcast links below

The Bible is a series of books written, edited and assembled over thousands of years. It contains the most influential stories of mankind. Knowledge of those stories is essential to a deep understanding of Western culture, which is in turn vital to proper psychological health (as human beings are cultural animals) and societal stability. These stories are neither history, as we commonly conceive it, nor empirical science. Instead, they are investigations into the structure of Being itself and calls to action within that Being. They have deep psychological significance. This lecture series, starting with the very first book, will constitute an analysis of that significance.

Previous Lectures

Date Performed (2017) Listen & Watch Title
May 16 Listen on Podcast  Introduction to the Idea of God
May 23 Listen on Podcast Genesis: Chaos and Order
May 30 Listen on Podcast God and the Hierarchy of Authority
June 13 Listen on Podcast Adam and Eve – Self-Consciousness, Evil and Death
June 20 Listen on Podcast Cain and Abel – The Hostile Brothers
June 27 Listen on Podcast The Psychology of the Flood
July 04 Listen on Podcast Walking with God: Noah and the Flood
July 18 Listen on Podcast The Phenomenology of the Divine
July 25 Listen on Podcast The Call to Abraham
Aug 01 Listen on Podcast Abraham: Father of Nations
Aug 08 Listen on Podcast Sodom and Gomorrah
Aug 15 Listen on Podcast The Great Sacrifice
Oct 24 Listen on Podcast Jacob’s Ladder: Pt. 1
Nov 14 Listen on Podcast Jacob’s Ladder: Pt. 2
Dec 5 Listen on Podcast Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors