Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion
Transference and TranscendenceBook - 1991
This book offers a re-evaluation of Freud's view that religion rests on a one-way transference of the devotee's instinctually based childhood wishes, fears and behaviours, onto a religious construct. Following on recent psychoanalytic theorizing about interactional patterns, James W. Jones - a clinical psychologist and professor of religion - investigates the interactive relationship between the devotee and the religion, focusing on the emotional content of the person's experience of the sacred as a means to illuminate aspects of religion overlooked in Freud's paradigm.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c1991.
Characteristics: x, 144 p. ; 24 cm.