Freud and Jung on Religion

Freud and Jung on Religion

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Michael Palmer provides a detailed account of the theories of religion of both Freud and Jung and sets them side by side for the first time

In the first section of the text Dr Palmer analyses Freud's claim that religion is an obsessional neurosis - a psychological illness fuelled by sexual repression. The second section considers Jung's rejection of Freud's theory and his own assertion that it is the absence of religion, not its presence, which leads to neurosis.

Freud and Jung on Religion is suitable for general and specialist reader alike, as it assumes no prior knowledge of the theories of Freud or Jung and is an invaluable teaching text.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 155.96 x 234.44 x 13.72mm | 437g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 port.
  • 0415147476
  • 9780415147477
  • 821,477

Table of contents

Foreword. Part I Sigmund Freud: psychoanalysis and religion.. Introduction. Totem and Taboo. Religion and Illusion. Forms of Religious Neurosis. A Critical Appraisal. Part II Introduction. The Structure of the Psyche. God as Archetype of the Collective Unconscious. God and Individuation. A Critical Appraisal.
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"Michael Palmer's book," is exactly what it says it is: a study of Freud's and Jung's psychologies and their understandings of religion.."
-by Peter Homans, Divinity School and Committee on Human Development, University of Chicago, in Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books, 2002.
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