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Reading Freud : psychology, neurosis, and religion
(Scholars Press, 1983)
The primary goal of this short book is to interrogate systematically Freud's major essays on religion. To do that well requires that we know what he is talking about when he compares religious rituals, for example, to ...
Understanding the occult : fragmentation and repair of the self
(Fortress Press, 1989)
In this book I offer a causal explanation for occult beliefs. I try to show what events in a person's live typically precede the occult moment and why the occult moment is so important to that person's sense of herself or ...
Winnicott's Contribution to Religious Studies: The Resurrection of the Culture Hero
(Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 1983)
Freud on ritual: reconstruction and critique
(Scholars Press, 1979)
Reading Jung : science, psychology, and religion
(Scholars Press, 1984)
It is misleading to consider Jung only within the context of his relationship to Freud. His training, orientations, and ideals were distinctly unlike those of Freud. The major goal of this book is to suggest a way to read ...
Augustine: The reader as self-object
(Journal for the Scientific Study of ReligionBlackwell Publishing, 1986)
My general thesis is that Confessions is written for an audience which Augustine uses as selfobjects...I do not formulate a diagnosis of Augustine's personality...I would rather emphasize the profound devaluation of ...
Semiotics as Metapsychology. The Status of Repression
(Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 1982-11)
Among the many replacements offered for Freud's much critizied metapsychology, those based on linguistics are especially popular. But are they adequate to the task? Peterfreund (1971), Ricoeur (1970), Schafer (1976), and ...
Against Wholeness: The Ego's Complicity in Religion
(Oxford University Press, 1979)
Many students of religion suggest that wholeness or the attainment of an integrated self is an especially valuable goal whose attainment marks a moment of religious insight. Theoreticians like Jung, Allport, and Maslow ...