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Freud on Religion, Paperback / softback Book

Freud on Religion Paperback / softback

Part of the Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion series


Freud argued that religions originate in the unconscious needs, longings and fantasies of human minds.

His work has served to highlight how any analysis of religion must explore mental life, both the cognitive and the unconscious. 'Freud on Religion' examines Freud's complex understanding of religious belief and practice. The book brings together contemporary psychoanalytic theory and case material from Freud's clinical practice to illustrate how the operations of the unconscious mind support various forms of religious belief, from mainstream to occult. 'Freud on Religion' offers a new way of understanding Freud's thinking and demonstrates how valuable psychoanalysis is for the study of religion.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religion: general
  • ISBN: 9781844657988

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