Freud and Jung on Religion (Paperback)

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Freud and Jung on Religion (Paperback)


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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.
Michael Palmer is Academic Tutor in the School of Theology at Westminster College, Oxford. A former Teaching Fellow at McMaster and Humboldt Fellow at Marburg, he was for many years Head of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Manchester Grammar School. Dr Palmer is the author of Paul Tillich's Philosophy of Art (1984), Moral Problems (1991) and co-editor of the six-volumed Paul Tillich: Main Works (1988-1992).
Product Details ISBN: 9780415147477
ISBN-10: 0415147476
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 28th, 1997
Pages: 256
Language: English