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Is there any Truth in Freud on Religion?

Despite the criticism Freud receives for his far-fetched psychoanalysis of people and religion, there are some positives which can be drawn out from his work. #1 Paul Tillich’s Positive view on Freud Paul Tillich welcomes Freud analysis of religion. This is because Freud seemed to draw attention to the way in which Christianity had become […]

Sigmund Freud with Hans
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Freud on Religion – A Summary in Four Points

Following on from my last blog, Sigmund Freud and his psycho analytical views on religion, I have been asked for a simple summary of Freud’s views on religious experience and religious belief. I have managed to get ‘Freud on Religion’ down to 4 key points. #1 The seat of religion is the Super Ego The […]

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Sigmund Freud and his Psychoanalytical views on Religion

The Psychology of Religion is a fascinating topic. I find it interesting how psychologists of the past have used psychology to either explain religion or explain it away. To me, there is no-one more interesting in the field of psychology and religion and Sigmund Freud. With a deep rooted psychology based on the super ego, […]