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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 is so compelling because it solves the problems of our existence. It explains the origin of the universe, offers solace and protection from evil, and provides a blueprint about how we should live our lives, with just rewards for the righteous and due punishments for sinners and transgressors. Science, on the other hand, offers no such explanations about the universe or the meaning of our lives and no comfort for the unanswered longings of the human race. Is religion a form of wish-fulfilment, a collective delusion to which we cling as we try to fathom our place and purpose in the drama of cosmology? Can there be morality without faith? Are science and religion radically incompatible? What are the roots of fundamentalism and terror theology? These are some of the questions addressed in God, Freud and Religion, a book that will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychologists and psychotherapists, students of psychology, psychoanalysis, philosophy and theology and all those with an interest in religion and human behaviour
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DLC
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Kenny, Dianna T
Index
index present
LC call number
BF173.F85
LC item number
K46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Psychology and religion
  • Violence
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychology and religion
  • Violence
  • Religion
  • Psychoanalyse
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God, Freud and religion : the origins of faith, fear and fundamentalism, Dianna T. Kenny
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science, God and religion -- Does God exist? -- The common origins in human nature of taboos, conscience, neurosis and religion -- Freud, religion, culture and philosophy -- Freud, the demonic, madness, and the fanciful -- Critiques of Freud's theory on religion -- Group psychology and the psychoanalysis of violence -- Terror theology and fundamentalism
Control code
892892488
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781138791336
Lccn
2014039671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024773906
System control number
(OCoLC)892892488
Label
God, Freud and religion : the origins of faith, fear and fundamentalism, Dianna T. Kenny
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science, God and religion -- Does God exist? -- The common origins in human nature of taboos, conscience, neurosis and religion -- Freud, religion, culture and philosophy -- Freud, the demonic, madness, and the fanciful -- Critiques of Freud's theory on religion -- Group psychology and the psychoanalysis of violence -- Terror theology and fundamentalism
Control code
892892488
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781138791336
Lccn
2014039671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024773906
System control number
(OCoLC)892892488

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