Marvin Acklin, PhD, ABPP, ABAP.
Topics: Religion and Spirituality.
Death of Christ and His Descent into the Underworld
From its most archaic origins, Christian tradition has affirmed that Christ died, descended to the abode of the dead, and rose again on the third day. This exploration of the narrative of Christ’s descent into Limbo illustrates its vital appeal to the religious imagination. Emphasis is placed on mythic precursors of the “descensus” (e.g., Jonah and whale), descent-ascent imagery in baptismal initiation, and parallels between the “nekyia”, the liminal phase of ritual process, and psychotherapeutic transformation.
Marvin W Acklin, PhD, ABPP, ABAP is a clinical and forensic psychologist practicing in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Dr. Acklin specializes in psychological evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. He is an experienced psychotherapist working with individuals, couples, and families. He consults with various private and public agencies. He serves as a forensic consultant and expert witness in civil and criminal matters and has been qualified as an expert in a variety of areas in Hawai’i state, federal military, and immigration Courts. He is an experienced child custody evaluator. Dr. Acklin is on the teaching faculty, Department of Psychiatry, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai’i, and the Department of Psychiatry, Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Acklin has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters in the area of psychological evaluation. Dr. Acklin is a Diplomate in Clinical, Assessment, and Forensic Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology, American Board of Forensic Psychology, and American Board of Assessment Psychology) and fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions of Clinical Psychology and Independent Practice), Society for Personality Assessment, and Academy of Clincal Psychology. He is listed with the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology.
© 1987 Marvin Acklin
Ⓟ 1987 CG Jung Institute of Chicago