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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven (Conn.), London .
Written in English


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StatementErich Fromm.
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Open LibraryOL17356236M
ISBN 100300004680

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Psychoanalysis and Religion is a book by social psychologist and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, in which he attempts to explain the purpose and goals of psychoanalysis in relation to ethics and religion.. Forward. In the forward to the first edition, Fromm explains that Psychoanalysis and Religion is a continuation of the thoughts he expressed in his book Man for prideinpill.comher: Yale University Press. Sep 14,  · He reveals how a humanistic religion is conducive to one’s own humanity, and explains why psychoanalysis does not threaten religion. Whether you’re a believer or a long-time atheist, Fromm’s erudite analysis of religion is sure to reshape your concept of spirituality/5(19). Psychoanalysis and Religion book. Read 83 reviews from the world. As a young man who had been interested in the psychology of religion, I read this book which had a deep influence on my religious ideas. In it he makes a distinction between authoritarian religion, which fosters dependency and blocks self-realization, and humanistic religion 4/5. A noted psychoanalyst assesses the modern issue between traditional religion and a philosophy that takes as the sole aim in life the satisfaction of instinctive and material values. "A daring book to have cast into the midst of the world's excitements, for it will itself breed new excitements it is not a book to be missed by those interested in man's spiritual growth."--New York Times5/5(1).

May 10,  · (The book has been available before, but only in a edition that Freud had revised extensively.) Psychoanalysis emerges not so much as Darwinian psychology, but a . psychoanalysis in a manner that once and for all introduced the viability and effectiveness of the discipline of the psychology of religion for scholars and students of both religion and psychology. Certainly, there were grounds for discussion, argument, and . In exposing these dangers, psychoanalysis maintains its value not only to analysts and analysands, but also to society as a whole. At the end of Marcus’s book is a bibliography of suggested readings in the growing literature that addresses the relationship between psychoanalysis and religion. Sep 10,  · "This is a timely and provocative book for our confused world. It points out wherein religion has failed in our world, and to teachers of religion and psychology, it will be a source of information. To those who are hostile to psychoanalysis it should dispel many of the fears which unfortunately surround the subject.

In this provocative book, W.W. Meissner attempts to bring about a rapprochement between the two fields, by examining Freud's views on religion in close detail, exploring the dialectical relationship between psychoanalysis and religion, and applying more contemporary concepts in psychoanalysis to the understanding of religious experience. Sep 10,  · In this provocative book, W.W. Meissner attempts to bring about a rapprochement between the two fields, by examining Freud’s views on religion in close detail, exploring the dialectical relationship between psychoanalysis and religion, and applying more contemporary concepts in psychoanalysis to the understanding of religious experience. He reveals how a humanistic religion is conducive to one's own humanity, and explains why psychoanalysis does not threaten religion. Whether you're a believer or a long-time atheist, Fromm's erudite analysis of religion is sure to reshape your concept of spirituality. Psychoanalysis is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related to the study of the unconscious mind, which together form a method of treatment for mental-health disorders. The discipline was established in the early s by Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud and stemmed partly from the clinical work of Josef Breuer and others. Psychoanalysis was later developed in different directions ICDCM: