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Christ and Freud (RLE : A Study of Religious Experience and Observance

By: Guirdham, Arthur.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Library Editions: Freud: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (195 p.).ISBN: 9781317975984.Subject(s): Experience (Religion) | Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 | Psychology, ReligiousGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Christ and Freud (RLE: Freud)DDC classification: 201.6 LOC classification: BR110 .G8Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Christ and Freud; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Preface by Lawrence Durrell; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part One: Christ and Freud; I The Religious Aspects of Psychiatric Illness; II Some Psychiatric Mechanisms in Religious Observance; III Criticism of the Psycho-Analytical Interpretation of Religion; IV Sexual Symbolism in Religion; V Further Criticisms of the Freudian Concept of Religion; VI The Phenomena of Mysticism; VII The Distinction between Mysticism and Psychiatric Disease; VIII Art and Psychiatric Disorder
IX Freudian Theory and other World ReligionsX Neurosis and the Conception of a Personal God; XI The persistence of Judaism in Christianity; XII Evaluation of Freud; XIII Religion without Power; XIV Summary of the Fallacies in the Psychoanalytic Explanation of Religion; Part Two: Christianity and Neurosis; I The Special Role of Christianity; II The Doctrine of the Resurrection; III Limitations of the Theological Approach; IV Christianity and Time; V Theology versus Religion; VI The Total or Partial Response; Part Three: Guilt and Clericalism; I Origins of Guilt in Clericalism
II Christ and ClericalismIII Psychiatric Origins of Clericalism; IV Obsessional Factors in Clericalism; V Homosexuality in Clericalism; VI The Obsessional Element in Christianity; VII The New Faith; VIII God and Power; Part Four: Freedom and Captivity; I Sex, Self-Assertion and Self-Annihilation; II Current Errors in Psychiatric Treatment; III The Action of Drugs; IV Priests and Doctors; Index
Summary: Originally published in 1959, this book is primarily concerned with the question of psychiatric factors in religion, and, conversely, with that of religious factors in psychiatry. It rejects the Freudian theory that religion is a form of obsessional neurosis. Though this latter hypothesis may explain many of the phenomena of religious observance, it cannot explain the reality of religious experience. Dr Guirdham believes that orthodox Christianity is a perversion of the psychologically irrefutable teaching of Christ and that its conception of God as a supreme being endowed with supreme powe
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Cover; Christ and Freud; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Preface by Lawrence Durrell; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part One: Christ and Freud; I The Religious Aspects of Psychiatric Illness; II Some Psychiatric Mechanisms in Religious Observance; III Criticism of the Psycho-Analytical Interpretation of Religion; IV Sexual Symbolism in Religion; V Further Criticisms of the Freudian Concept of Religion; VI The Phenomena of Mysticism; VII The Distinction between Mysticism and Psychiatric Disease; VIII Art and Psychiatric Disorder

IX Freudian Theory and other World ReligionsX Neurosis and the Conception of a Personal God; XI The persistence of Judaism in Christianity; XII Evaluation of Freud; XIII Religion without Power; XIV Summary of the Fallacies in the Psychoanalytic Explanation of Religion; Part Two: Christianity and Neurosis; I The Special Role of Christianity; II The Doctrine of the Resurrection; III Limitations of the Theological Approach; IV Christianity and Time; V Theology versus Religion; VI The Total or Partial Response; Part Three: Guilt and Clericalism; I Origins of Guilt in Clericalism

II Christ and ClericalismIII Psychiatric Origins of Clericalism; IV Obsessional Factors in Clericalism; V Homosexuality in Clericalism; VI The Obsessional Element in Christianity; VII The New Faith; VIII God and Power; Part Four: Freedom and Captivity; I Sex, Self-Assertion and Self-Annihilation; II Current Errors in Psychiatric Treatment; III The Action of Drugs; IV Priests and Doctors; Index

Originally published in 1959, this book is primarily concerned with the question of psychiatric factors in religion, and, conversely, with that of religious factors in psychiatry. It rejects the Freudian theory that religion is a form of obsessional neurosis. Though this latter hypothesis may explain many of the phenomena of religious observance, it cannot explain the reality of religious experience. Dr Guirdham believes that orthodox Christianity is a perversion of the psychologically irrefutable teaching of Christ and that its conception of God as a supreme being endowed with supreme powe

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