I am not a psychologist but a theologian interested in a psychological interpretation or understanding of religious experience.I do not know enough about Southern Baptists to comment directly on the question posed. However, I am somewhat familiar with the Roman Catholic and Anglican (Episcopal) traditions to recognize that Jungian understanding is well accepted within these traditions.Regretfully, I am not sufficiently knowledgeable concerning Adler or Jung to be able to compare the two with respect to the issue raised.But I will say that my interest in Adler's Individual Psychology arises from seeing it as a possible alternative to classical philosophy which has traditionally been used to interpret religious experience in the Roman and Anglican traditions. In short,(and I may be mistaken here), but I conceive Individual Psychology as an ontology, a way of being, as opposed to classical epistemology, a way of knowing. From my own ministerial expereince as a Roman Catholic priest, I suspect that, a way of being,is preferred, to a way of knowing, very often in contemporary religious interpretation. Therefore, generally, it seems, to me that the benefit of Adler's thought arises from its ontological status, not epistemological status. I continue to explore this possibility within the Roman tradition.
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