Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion: Transference and Transcendence

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The psychoanalytic study of religion has until now been dominated by a Freudian perspective that views the religious experience as a one-way transference, where the devotee projects his instinctually based childhood wishes, fears, and behaviors onto a religious construct. In this path-breaking book, James W. Jones, a clinical psychologist and professor of religion, challenges this view. Building on more recent theories in which the self is construed as a matrix of internalized relationships, he investigates ways in which ...

Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion: Transference and Transcendence 1993, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300057843

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Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion: Transference and Transcendence 1991, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300049169

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