Terror and Transformation: The Ambiguity of Religion in Psychoanalytic Perspective

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Religion has been responsible for both horrific acts against humanity and some of humanitys most sublime teachings and experiences. How is this possible? From a contemporary psychoanalytic perspective...
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Religion has been responsible for both horrific acts against humanity and some of humanitys most sublime teachings and experiences. How is this possible? From a contemporary psychoanalytic perspective, this book seeks to answer that question in terms of the psychological dynamic of idealisation. At the heart of living religion is the idealisation of everyday objects. Such idealisations provide much of the transforming power of religious experience, which is one of the positive contributions of religion to the psychological life. However, idealisation can also lead to religious fanaticism which can be very destructive. Drawing on the work of various contemporary relational theorists within psychoanalysis, this book develops a psychoanalytically informed theory of the transforming and terror-producing effects of religious experience. It discusses the question of whether or not, if idealisation is the cause of many of the destructive acts done in the name of religion, there can be vital religion without idealisation.
Uitgever Taylor & Francis
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ISBN/EAN 9781583911938
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