Title

In Defense of an Unfriendly Freud: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Theology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1999

Publisher

Springer

Abstract

James W. Jones develops three major theses in Religion and Psychology in Transition (1996). First, he argues, Freud was wrong about religion, human nature, and gender. Second, he maintains, the object relations theorists are right about religion, human nature, and gender. And third, he proposes, we need to reconsider the problem of reductionism in psychological studies of religion. I agree with Jones on two of these and I disagree on one. Two out of three: not bad!