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Quest for the Religious Freud: Faith, Morality, and Gender in Psychoanalysis
Religious Studies
  • Diane Jonte-Pace, Santa Clara University
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-1989
Publisher
Annals of Scholarship, Inc.
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Abstract

The recent scholarship on Freud is guilty of the same kind of ideological projection as that uncovered by Albert Schweitzer in his 1906 exposé of the assumptions underlying the "historical Jesus" scholarship: the search for the religious Freud evinces a search for an atheist, Christian, or Jew who mirrors the personal and intellectual assumptions of the seeker. Ironically, of the three issues emerging as central concerns in recent literature on Freud-Jewishness, ethics, and gender-Jewishness and ethics were also the focus of heated debate among nineteenth-century Biblical scholars.

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Jonte-Pace, Diane. "The Quest for the Religious Freud: Faith, Morality, and Gender in Psychoanalysis", Annals of Scholarship, 6, 4, 1989: 493-506.