Download e-book for iPad: Christ and Freud (RLE: Freud): A Study of Religious by Arthur Guirdham

By Arthur Guirdham

Originally released in 1959, this ebook is basically focused on the query of psychiatric elements in faith, and, conversely, with that of non secular components in psychiatry. It rejects the Freudian concept that faith is a kind of obsessional neurosis. notwithstanding this latter speculation may possibly clarify a number of the phenomena of non secular observance, it can't clarify the truth of spiritual adventure. Dr Guirdham believes that orthodox Christianity is a perversion of the psychologically irrefutable instructing of Christ and that its belief of God as a ultimate being endowed with ideally suited energy, its instructing at the resurrection, and its illness with a feeling of guilt, are specifically conducive to psychiatric affliction. He exhibits how theology may very well be inimical to non secular event and the way religion differs from trust and is a reaction of the full guy. The publication explains additionally the mental origins of clericalism and demonstrates the position performed by means of the latter in stifling non secular experience.

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