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Freud and Jung on Religion - Michael F. Palmer

Freud and Jung on Religion

Paperback Published: 28th August 1997
ISBN: 9780415147477
Number Of Pages: 256

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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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"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.

Forewordp. ix
Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis and Religionp. xii
Introductionp. 3
Totem and Taboop. 18
Religion and Illusionp. 33
Forms of Religious Neurosisp. 50
A Critical Appraisalp. 60
Carl Gustav Jung: Analytical Psychology and Religionp. 82
Introductionp. 85
The Structure of the Psychep. 93
God as Archetype of the Collective Unconsciousp. 113
God and Individuationp. 142
A Critical Appraisalp. 166
Notesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 219
Index of Namesp. 229
Index of Subjects: Freudp. 233
Index of Subjects: Jungp. 236
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ISBN: 9780415147477
ISBN-10: 0415147476
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1