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Religion, Society, And Psychoanalysis

Readings In Contemporary Theory, 1st Edition

By Janet L Jacobs, Donald Capps


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Religion clearly remains a powerful social and political force in Western society. Freudian-based theory continues to inform psychoanalytic investigations into personality development, gender relations, and traumatic disorders. Using a historical framework, this collection of new essays brings together contemporary scholarship on religion and psych

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Freud -- Freud and Hasidism -- Freud, Maimonides, and Incest -- Freud as Other -- Psychoanalysis and Fundamentalism -- Psychoanalysis and the Second-Generation Theorists -- Karen Horney's Encounter with Zen -- Melanie Klein, Motherhood, and the "Heart of the Heart of Darkness" -- Playing and Believing -- Childhood Fears, Adult Anxieties, and the Longing for Inner Peace -- Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives -- Heinz Kohut's Struggles with Religion, Ethnicity, and God -- Creating a New Research Paradigm for the Psychoanalytic Study of Religion -- Alice Miller's Insights into Religious Seekership -- Illusions with Futures: Jacques Lacan -- God and Lacanian Psychoanalysis -- Julia Kristeva and the Psychoanalytic Study of Religion: Rethinking Freud's Cultural Texts

About the Authors

Janet Liebman Jacobs is associate professor of women studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the author of Victimized Daughters: Incest and the Development of the Female Self and Divine Disenchantment: Deconverting from New Religions. Donald Capps is professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including The Depleted Self: Sin in a Narcissistic AgeThe Child's Song: The Religious Abuse of Children and Men, Religion, and Melancholy, a book on classic texts in the psychology of religion.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General