Belief after Freud: Religious Faith through the Crucible of Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Belief after Freud

Religious Faith through the Crucible of Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

By Carlos Domínguez-Morano


266 pages

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Paperback: 9781782206439
pub: 2018-06-13

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Belief after Freud confronts the psychoanalytic experience and the experience of faith. A purified vision of faith, so many times disfigured by infantile or neurotic dynamics, can emerge through the crucible of psychoanalysis. The work contributes to the dialogue between psychoanalysis and faith, based on the respective lived experiences, rather than from theoretical positions only. The book is divided into three parts:

  • Part I centres on Freud’s position on religion. After an introductory chapter assessing Freud’s present validity, the following chapters critically examine Freud’s position and interpretation of religion.
  • Part II examines how people of faith experience psychoanalysis, including the role played by unconscious feelings of guilt, and the ideas of sin and salvation.
  • Part III explores ideas of sexuality, power, and obedience, including the unconscious and pathological roots of the relation with money, and the sense of evangelical poverty.

Now in its fifth edition in Spain, Belief after Freud has also been published in Argentina and Brazil. Many readers say the book has opened a new form of belief for them. The book has also been of great interest to non-believing psychologists.

About the Author

Carlos Domínguez-Morano (Huelva, Spain, 1946) is a Doctor in Theology and Sciences of Education and a Licentiate in Psychology. His psychoanalytic training took place in Paris and Madrid. He is Professor of Psychology of Religion and he works as a psychotherapist and trainer of psychologists and psychiatrists. He has served as President of the International Association for Medical-Psychological and Religious Studies. He is a Catholic Jesuit priest. His publications revolve around the relations between psychoanalysis and the Christian experience, affectivity, and interpersonal relations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis