The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories

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

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 & WatchTitle
May 16Listen on Podcast Introduction to the Idea of God
May 23Listen on PodcastGenesis: Chaos and Order
May 30Listen on PodcastGod and the Hierarchy of Authority
June 13Listen on PodcastAdam and Eve – Self-Consciousness, Evil and Death
June 20Listen on PodcastCain and Abel – The Hostile Brothers
June 27Listen on PodcastThe Psychology of the Flood
July 04Listen on PodcastWalking with God: Noah and the Flood
July 18Listen on PodcastThe Phenomenology of the Divine
July 25Listen on PodcastThe Call to Abraham
Aug 01Listen on PodcastAbraham: Father of Nations
Aug 08Listen on PodcastSodom and Gomorrah
Aug 15Listen on PodcastThe Great Sacrifice
Oct 24Listen on PodcastJacob’s Ladder: Pt. 1
Nov 14Listen on PodcastJacob’s Ladder: Pt. 2
Dec 5Listen on PodcastJoseph and the Coat of Many Colors