Christ and Freud Paperback

A Study of Religious Experience and Observance

by Arthur Guirdham;


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Christ and Freud

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Originally published in 1959, this book is primarily concerned with the question of psychiatric factors in religion, and, conversely, with that of religious factors in psychiatry. It rejects the Freudian theory that religion is a form of obsessional neurosis. Though this latter hypothesis may explain many of the phenomena of religious observance, it cannot explain the reality of religious experience. Dr Guirdham believes that orthodox Christianity is a perversion of the psychologically irrefutable teaching of Christ and that its conception of God as a supreme being endowed with supreme power, its teaching on the resurrection, and its contamination with a sense of guilt, are especially conducive to psychiatric disorder. He shows how theology may actually be inimical to religious experience and how faith differs from belief and is a response of the whole man. The book explains also the psychological origins of clericalism and demonstrates the role played by the latter in stifling religious experience.

Christ and Freud by Arthur Guirdham was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in January 2016. The ISBN for Christ and Freud is 9781138970625.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (January 2016)
Weight370g
Number of Pages200
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781138970625
ISBN-10113897062X
Product Code4452076
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