Disciplining Freud on Religion

Disciplining Freud on Religion : Perspectives from the Humanities and Sciences

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Disciplining on Freud on Religion aims at evaluating the impact of Freud's understanding and interpretation of religion as it has impacted contemporary scholarship within several humanistic and social scientific disciplines, including religious studies, Jewish studies, philosophy, and the natural and social sciences. This edited collection should appeal to a wide range of scholars, for upper level undergraduate and graduate classes and those training in psychoanalysis.show more

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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739142127
  • 9780739142127

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The contributions of these respected scholars representing the fields of religious studies, the natural and social sciences, and philosophy, demonstrate that more than seventy years after his death, Freud's complex interpretation of religion continues to have considerable impact on our understanding of culture and the way we view ourselves as human beings. This important book establishes a unique and engaging interdisciplinary approach to the contemporary study of Freud 'on religion.' -- Kirk A. Bingaman, Fordham Universityshow more

About Greg Kaplan

Gregory Kaplan is Anna Smith Fine Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at Rice University. William B. Parsons is associate professor of religious studies at Rice University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 I: On Freud, Religion and Religious Studies Chapter 3 1. Desiderata and Possibilities for the Psychological Study of Religion: How to Enlarge the Place of Freudian Thought in Religious Studies Chapter 4 2. When Throne and Altar are in Danger: Freud, Mourning, and Religion in Modernity Part 5 II. Perspectives from the Natural and Social Sciences Chapter 6 3. Love the Mother, Hate the Father: Understanding Sociology's Vehement Rejection of Freud on Religion Chapter 7 4. Of Chariots, Navels and Winged Steeds: The Dialogue between Psychoanalysis and Buddhism Chapter 8 5. Freud and Neuroscience: A Return to Origins Part 9 III. Philosophical Reconsiderations Chapter 10 6. Freud and Philosophy of Religion after Metaphysics Chapter 11 7. Dreaming Foreclosed and the 'Jewish Joke': The Paradoxes of Identification,or Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud on the Meaning of Judaism Chapter 12 8. Freudian Unconscious and Secularization of Judaism Chapter 13 Bibliographyshow more