This is not a “scientific” book but a personal confrontation with the traditional Christian world view, occasioned by the impact of the new dogma of the Assumption.
It echoes the reflections of a physician and theological layman, who had to find the answers to many questions on religious matters and was thus compelled to wrestle with the meaning of religious ideas from his particular, non-confessional standpoint.
In addition, the questions were motivated by contemporary events: falsehood, injustice, slavery, and mass murder engulfed not only major parts of Europe but continue to prevail in vast areas of the world.
What has a benevolent and almighty God to say to these problems? This desperate question, asked a thousand times, is the concern of this book. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Page 662