Beyond Yahweh and Jesus: Bringing Death's Wisdom to Faith, Spirituality and Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : Robert Langs

Beyond Yahweh and Jesus: Bringing Death's Wisdom to Faith, Spirituality and Psychoanalysis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Published : 2008
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  • Catalogue No : 26582
  • ISBN 13 : 9780765705327
  • ISBN 10 : 076570532X

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"Beyond Yahweh and Jesus" constitutes the first in-depth psychoanalytic study of the Old and New Testaments in terms of God's role in enabling humans to cope with death and the anxiety it evokes. The journey on which this study embarks leads through an examination of the related topics of knowledge acquisition; divine wisdom; conscious and unconscious morality; what the author argues is the failure of psychoanalysis to ally itself with religion and the failure of religion to bring peace to the world; and a proposition for how to enhance both religious and secular forms of morality and adaptation to death anxiety.

About the Author(s)

Robert Langs, M.D., is well known as the author of many books on the subject of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, including The Technique of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2 volumes), Psychotherapy: A Basic Text , A Primer of Psychotherapy and Decoding Your Dreams. He is currently Executive Director at the Program for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York; Clinical Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, New York; and Visiting Clinical Investigator at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York.

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