FREUD AND CHRISTIANITY by R.S. Lee

FREUD AND CHRISTIANITY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In certain church circles there has been a reawakening of interest in psychoanalysis and a re-examination of its relationship to religion. This interest ranges from uncompromising opposition to Freudianism, exemplified by Magr. Fulton Sheen and many other Catholic churchmen, to uncritical acceptance exemplified by some liberal Protestant churchmen. Between these extremes there are a larger number who see possible values to religion in psychoanalysis but are cautious in their acceptance of its conclusions. For all of these groups this volume should be interesting. The author believes that ""through Christ and His teachings men can find the highest fulfillment of life"" and that ""psychoanalysis as developed by Freud gives us a more accurate insight into the working of the human mind than any other psychology"". This volume is designed to show the connections between the two. It is not an exhaustive exposition either of psychoanalysis or Christianity. But he does believe that psychoanalysis can cleanse Christianity of non-Christian elements and give it deeper insights into the true qualities of human life. It is a book which will scarcely be acceptable in in tete either to psychologists or religionists but many will find it interesting and suggestive.

Pub Date: June 16th, 1949
ISBN: 1432508261
Publisher: A. A. Wyn