Freud And Freudians On Religion / Edition 1

Freud And Freudians On Religion / Edition 1

by Donald Capps
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300082010

ISBN-13: 9780300082012

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book presents selections from Freud's writings on religion and from the work of five more recent contributors to the psychoanalytic study of religion: David Bakan, Erik H. Erikson, Heinz Kohut, Julia Kristeva, and D.W. Winnicott. It is the first collection of texts in the psychology of religion that is oriented more toward religious studies than toward the…  See more details below

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This book presents selections from Freud's writings on religion and from the work of five more recent contributors to the psychoanalytic study of religion: David Bakan, Erik H. Erikson, Heinz Kohut, Julia Kristeva, and D.W. Winnicott. It is the first collection of texts in the psychology of religion that is oriented more toward religious studies than toward the study of psychology.

In his introduction, Donald Capps points out that psychoanalysis resembles religions in the way in which its founding documents (Freud's own writings) have been closely read, have evoked interpretive battles, and have been reassessed and reapplied in response to changing social and cultural circumstances. He notes that just as Freud's writings on religion focus on the biblical text, the majority of the authors included here do likewise, showing how the Bible may be read psychoanalytically. Both Freud and his successors, says Capps, also reflect the high value that the Christian culture of the West has placed on painting and sculpture, revealing the importance of perception and imagination to the psychoanalytic study of religion. Capps highlights the ways in which all the Freudians work intertextually with Freud's writings, with the writings of other authors included in the book, and with other writings of their own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300082012
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. ISigmund Freud9
Ch. 1Obsessive Actions and Religious Practices17
Ch. 2From Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood25
Ch. 3The Moses of Michelangelo32
Ch. 4A Seventeenth-Century Demonological Neurosis40
Ch. 5From The Future of an Illusion51
Ch. 6A Religious Experience58
Ch. 7From Civilization and Its Discontents62
Ch. 8From Moses and Monotheism72
Pt. IIDavid Bakan85
Ch. 9Freud's Paper on Demonological Possession89
Ch. 10From The Duality of Human Existence94
Ch. 11Sacrifice and the Book of Job102
Pt. IIIErik H. Erikson121
Ch. 12Reflections on Dr. Borg's Life Cycle129
Ch. 13From Young Man Luther164
Ch. 14Ritualization in Everyday Life178
Ch. 15Shared Visions184
Ch. 16The Galilean Sayings and the Sense of "I"193
Pt. IVD. W. Winnicott205
Ch. 17Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena211
Ch. 18Transitional Phenomena in Religion220
Ch. 19The Use of an Object and Relating Through Identifications226
Ch. 20Jesus and Object Use: A Winnicottian Account of the Resurrection Myth230
Pt. VHeinz Kohut241
Ch. 21The Disorders of the Self and Their Treatment249
Ch. 22Forms and Transformations of Narcissism264
Ch. 23From The Restoration of the Self273
Ch. 24A Reexamination of Agoraphobia283
Ch. 25On Courage290
Pt. VIJulia Kristeva305
Ch. 26Credo in Unum Deum311
Ch. 27Holbein's Dead Christ316
Ch. 28Might Not Universality Be ... Our Own Foreignness?327
Ch. 29Reading the Bible335
Ch. 30The Wheel of Smiles345
Original Sources and Permissions348
Index353

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