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Terror and transformation : the ambiguity of religion in psychoanalytic perspective

Author: James William Jones
Publisher: New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Religion has been responsible for both horrific acts against humanity and some of humanity's most sublime teachings and experiences. How is this possible? From a contemporary psychoanalytic perspective, this book seeks to answer that question in terms of the psychological dynamic of idealization." "At the heart of living religion is the idealization of everyday objects. Such idealizations provide much of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James William Jones
ISBN: 1583911928 9781583911921 1583911936 9781583911938
OCLC Number: 47136564
Description: 130 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Religion and its ambiguities --
1. Religion and idealization --
2. Clinical illustrations --
3. A psychology of the sacred --
4. Idealization and religious fanaticism --
5. Idealization and transformation --
6. Religion without idealization --
is it possible?
Responsibility: James W. Jones.
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This is the first book to address the nature of religion and its capacity to sponsor both terrorism and transformation in terms of contemporary relational psychoanalytic theory.  Read more...

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"James Jones shows how many modern psychoanalytic thinkers, including Winnicott, Kohut, Loewald and Bollas have moved on from Freud's rationalistic rejection of religion, and have prepared the ground Read more...

 
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