Credo?: Religion and Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : Patrick Casement

Credo?: Religion and Psychoanalysis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : March 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 94
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 94452
  • ISBN 13 : 9781912807635
  • ISBN 10 : 1912807637

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What is it that lies beyond our knowing, beyond our imagination and beyond our understanding: beyond the reach of either science or philosophy? Might there be some unimaginable energy, some incomprehensible wisdom and purpose, that will forever remain beyond our comprehending?

Patrick Casement explores the questions that arise repeatedly in the minds of all those who have faith, or an interest in faith. Some of the pieces in this collection are from the early part of his life, before he became interested in psychoanalysis, when as a young man he considered ordination. These are followed by reflections from later life, looking at his life’s journey and how faith and psychoanalysis have been entwined throughout.

This collection is offered to the reader in the hope that some of it might resonate in the minds of others who have been asking similar questions about life, and why are we here.

About the Author(s)

Patrick Casement is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and a Member of the International Association of Psychoanalysis. He was formerly a training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society, having been in full-time private practice for many years, now retired. He is the author of numerous publications.

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Patrick Casement is on to something so precious - namely not that there is just more to life than meets the eye; but that the wonderful thing about life is that it is a most glorious and profound mystery involving the greatest challenge of life facing the mystery of our birth and death and all that lies in between - for which there are no definitive answers but some vital, challenging and exciting questions. When such questions are faced there is a strange - and wonderful - way in which tentative answers become possible as long as we avoid the "curse of certainty" which knocks all the excitement of any further fresh, vibrant and unknowable truths ever coming to the surface; we must allow further questions to be asked; for now we see but through a glass darkly - but then face to face.

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