Freud and Jung on Religion
ISBN 10: 0415147476
ISBN 13: 978-0415147477
Michael Palmer provides a detailed account of the theories of religion of both Freud and Jung and sets them side by side for the first time
In the first section of the text Dr Palmer analyses Freud's claim that religion is an obsessional neurosis - a psychological illness fuelled by sexual repression. The second section considers Jung's rejection of Freud's theory and his own assertion that it is the absence of religion, not its presence, which leads to neurosis.
Freud and Jung on Religion is suitable for general and specialist reader alike, as it assumes no prior knowledge of the theories of Freud or Jung and is an invaluable teaching text.
"Michael Palmer's book," is exactly what it says it is: a study of Freud's and Jung's psychologies and their understandings of religion.."
-by Peter Homans, Divinity School and Committee on Human Development, University of Chicago, in Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books, 2002.
About the Author
Michael Palmer is an Academic Tutor in Philosophy at Westminster College, Oxford. He is author of Paul Tillich's Philosophy of Art (1984) and editor of Moral Problems (1991).