Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion: Transference and Transcendence
In this pathbreaking book, a professor of religion who is also a clinical psychologist challenges Freud's view of religion as one-way transference. Using examples from clinical cases, James W. Jones argues instead that religious experiences, doctrines, and practices reflect the internalized interpersonal patterns that constitute our sense of ourselves.
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MODELS OF RELATIONSHIP
TRANSFERENCE AND TRANSCENDENCE
TOWARD A PSYCHOANALYSIS
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