Freud and Jung on Religion

Author(s) : Michael Palmer

Freud and Jung on Religion

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'The complex relationship between Freud and Jung and particularly their eventual disagreement over religion, are delineated in Michael Palmer's valuable study . . .Palmer's analysis sharpens the debate over the contribution to our understanding of Freud and Jung on religion and , if for no other reason, deserves to be read, discussed and debated further.' - Bulletin of The British Association for the Study of Religion

'Palmer focuses on the psychologies of religion put forward by Freud and Jung, and manages two considerable feats. The first is that of marshalling Freud's thought in such a way that its roots in his life, and its continuities as well as discontinuities, are all understandable. The second feat is the greater: that of presenting Jung's thought clearly and coherently . . . Having attempted to introduce Freud and Jung to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the psychology of religion for the past eighteen years, I welcome Michael Palmer's book as a valuable resource for the future, both for clarifying my own thinking and for leading students to a firm grasp of the ideas discussed by these two key figures' - Scottish Journal of Religious Studies

'This book should become required reading or all theologians, especially those concerned with the theory and practice of pastoral care, because it offers a readable and insightful account of two of the most important and influential theories of religion by Freud and Jung. The book is well organized with detailed bibliography and comprehensive and usable index.' - Religion and Theology

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