Freud's Moses: Judaism Terminable and Interminable


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"Moses and Monotheism", Freud's last major book and the only one specifically devoted to a Jewish theme, has proved to be one of the most controversial and enigmatic works in the Freudian canon. Among other things, Freud claims in the book that Moses was an Egyptian, that he derived the notion of monotheism from Egyptian concepts, and that after he introduced monotheism to the Jews he was killed by them. Since these historical and ethnographic assumptions have been generally rejected by biblical scholars, anthropologists, ...

Freud's Moses: Judaism Terminable and Interminable 1993, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300057560

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Freud's "Moses": Judaism Terminable and Interminable 1991, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300049213