Freud and Jung on Religion

Freud and Jung on Religion

by Michael Palmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415147476

ISBN-13: 9780415147477

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415147477
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. ISigmund Freud: psychoanalysis and religion
1Introduction3
2Totem and Taboo18
3Religion and Illusion33
4Forms of Religious Neurosis50
5A Critical Appraisal60
Pt. IICarl Gustav Jung: analytical psychology and religion
6Introduction85
7The Structure of the Psyche93
8God as Archetype of the Collective Unconscious113
9God and Individuation142
10A Critical Appraisal166
Notes: Freud197
Notes: Jung206
Bibliography: Freud219
Bibliography: Jung224
Index of names229
Index of subjects: Freud233
Index of subjects: Jung236

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