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The Resource God, Freud and Religion : the origins of faith, fear and fundamentalism, Dianna T. Kenny

God, Freud and Religion : the origins of faith, fear and fundamentalism, Dianna T. Kenny

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God, Freud and Religion : the origins of faith, fear and fundamentalism
Title
God, Freud and Religion
Title remainder
the origins of faith, fear and fundamentalism
Statement of responsibility
Dianna T. Kenny
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Did God create man or did man create God? In this book, Dianna Kenny examines religious belief through a variety of perspectives - psychoanalytic, cognitive, neuropsychological, sociological, historical and psychiatric - to provide a coherent account of why people might believe in God. She argues that psychoanalytic theory provides a fertile and creative approach to the study of religion that attempts to integrate religious belief with our innate human nature and developmental histories that have unfolded in the context of our socialization and cultural experiences. Freud argued that religion
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Kenny, Dianna T.,
Dewey number
200.1/9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Psychology and religion
  • Violence
  • Psychoanalysis
Label
God, Freud and Religion : the origins of faith, fear and fundamentalism, Dianna T. Kenny
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of tables; 1 Science, God and religion; Introduction; Freud, science and religion; Aims; 2 Does God exist?; The affirmative argument; The negative argument; Science and religion; Religion and cognition; 3 The common origins in human nature of taboos, conscience, neurosis and religion; The origin and meaning of totems and religion; Taboos: Totem and Taboo (1913); Freud and Durkheim on religion; 4 Freud, religion, culture and philosophy; Exposition: The Future of an Illusion (1927); Civilization and its Discontents (1930)
  • Moses and Monotheism (1939): Freud's final religious and philosophical contemplations5 Freud, the demonic, madness and the fanciful; Historical context embeddedness of demonic phenomena and madness; A demonological illness: the case of Christoph Haizmann; Psychoanalytic explanations for demonological and other 'religious' phenomena in psychotic illnesses; The psychodynamics of myth, legend and fairy tale; The formative personal contexts of religious and philosophical thought; 6 Critiques of Freud's theory on religion; Religion as a social construction and a wish-fulfi lling illusion
  • Contemporary psychoanalysis and religion7 Group psychology and the psychoanalysis of violence; The power of the collective: social psychology and group behaviour; Group processes; The psychoanalysis of violence; 8 Terror theology and fundamentalism; Facts and figures on the world's religions; In the name of God: Christian fundamentalism; The birth of Islam: the Prophet Muhammad; In the name of Allah: Islamic fundamentalism; Conclusions and a cautionary tale; References; Index
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ocn904547634
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781317649649
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unknown
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904547634
Label
God, Freud and Religion : the origins of faith, fear and fundamentalism, Dianna T. Kenny
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of tables; 1 Science, God and religion; Introduction; Freud, science and religion; Aims; 2 Does God exist?; The affirmative argument; The negative argument; Science and religion; Religion and cognition; 3 The common origins in human nature of taboos, conscience, neurosis and religion; The origin and meaning of totems and religion; Taboos: Totem and Taboo (1913); Freud and Durkheim on religion; 4 Freud, religion, culture and philosophy; Exposition: The Future of an Illusion (1927); Civilization and its Discontents (1930)
  • Moses and Monotheism (1939): Freud's final religious and philosophical contemplations5 Freud, the demonic, madness and the fanciful; Historical context embeddedness of demonic phenomena and madness; A demonological illness: the case of Christoph Haizmann; Psychoanalytic explanations for demonological and other 'religious' phenomena in psychotic illnesses; The psychodynamics of myth, legend and fairy tale; The formative personal contexts of religious and philosophical thought; 6 Critiques of Freud's theory on religion; Religion as a social construction and a wish-fulfi lling illusion
  • Contemporary psychoanalysis and religion7 Group psychology and the psychoanalysis of violence; The power of the collective: social psychology and group behaviour; Group processes; The psychoanalysis of violence; 8 Terror theology and fundamentalism; Facts and figures on the world's religions; In the name of God: Christian fundamentalism; The birth of Islam: the Prophet Muhammad; In the name of Allah: Islamic fundamentalism; Conclusions and a cautionary tale; References; Index
Control code
ocn904547634
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317649649
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904547634

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