1300 36 33 32

In this book a widely recognized authority on religion and psychoanalysis takes a fascinating journey into Freud's past to examine the roots of his atheism. Dr. Ana-Maria Rizzuto reviews and reorganizes data about Freud's development and life circumstances to provide a psychodynamic interpretation of his rejection of God. She argues that Freud's early life and family relationships made it psychically impossible for him to believe in a provident and caring divine being. The book traces significant aspects of Freud's relationship with his father and mother, his childhood nanny, and other relatives and outlines his religious evolution from somewhat conventional beliefs as a young boy to adult unbelief. Dr. Rizzuto presents significant new details about the Philippson Bible--a copy of which Freud's father presented to Sigmund on his thirty-fifth birthday--and shows how the illustrations in that edition related to Freud's passion for collecting antiquities. The book brings to light critical aspects of Freud's early and late object relations and their lasting impact on his rejection of God.

Buy Why Did Freud Reject God? book by Ana-Maria Rizzuto from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780300075250
ISBN-10: 0300075251
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Why Did Freud Reject God? book by Ana-Maria Rizzuto and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Ana-Maria Rizzuto

Freud and the Spoken Word by Ana-Maria Rizzuto

Freud and the Spoken Word

Hardback, June 2015
$253.80
Birth of the Living God by Ana-Maria Rizzuto

The Birth of the Living God

Paperback, March 1981
$44.09