The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories 2018-02-09T10:38:12+00:00

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.

Isabel Bader Theatre


  • Isabel Bader Theatre: Victoria University, 93 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7

TTC Subway:

  • The theater is just east of the Museum Subway station.


  • Parking meters along Charles Street West
  • Charles Street West & St. Thomas Street
  • Bloor Street (in between St. Thomas and University)
  • Charles Street West and Bay Street

Lecture Start Time / Schedule

  • 18:45-19:00 Doors open
  • 19:30 Lecture begins
  • 21:30 Lecture ends/Question period begins
  • 22:00 Question period ends

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