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Sigmund Freud's Christian unconscious

Author: Paul C Vitz
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans ; Leominster, England : Gracewing, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating book casts a searching eye on Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the founder of psychoanalysis, who is well known for his critique of religion. By closely studying Freud's life and making extensive use of his correspondence and writings, Paul Vitz points out the pervasive yet little-recognized influence of Christianity on Freud and shows convincingly how Freud's antireligious beliefs and theories arose out  Read more...
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Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul C Vitz
ISBN: 0802806902 9780802806901 0852442327 9780852442326
OCLC Number: 27011999
Notes: Originally published: New York : Guilford Press, ©1988.
Description: xv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The first three years --
Childhood and student days : 1860 --
1882 --
Young manhood and early maturity : 1882 --
1900 --
Freud and the devil : literature and cocaine --
Freud and the devil : sexual seduction and splitting --
The mature and final years : 1900 --
1939 --
Epilogue : a biographical critique of Freud's atheism.
Responsibility: Paul C. Vitz.

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This fascinating book casts a searching eye on Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the founder of psychoanalysis, who is well known for his critique of religion. By closely studying Freud's life and making extensive use of his correspondence and writings, Paul Vitz points out the pervasive yet little-recognized influence of Christianity on Freud and shows convincingly how Freud's antireligious beliefs and theories arose out of his own unconscious needs and traumatic childhood experiences.

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