Controversy and Challenge

The Reception of Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalysis in German and Dutch-speaking Theology and Religious Studies

By Herman Westerink

In this study the engagement of scholars in theology and religious studies with Freudian psychoanalysis is examined. The book focuses on the explicit or implicit theological ideas and aims that have determined its reception. The analysis includes a review of Freud's theories as suggestions for reconfigurations of psychoanalysis are made in order to further theorize on concepts or fields of attention that are important in theology and religious studies. The aim of this double critical review is to establish what the theoretical potential of Freud's psychoanalysis might be.


328 pages

Publication Date: 5/22/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643500298