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Oxford University Press


If the psychoanalyst must speak in the language of the patient, we, the teachers of Freud and religion, surely must teach in the language of our students. Who is Freud-and what is religion-in this language? The answer depends in part on academic context: Freud is taught in religious studies departments at public universities, private unaffiliated colleges, and religiously affiliated seminaries, colleges, and universities. This essay describes a course on "Religion in the Theories of Freud and Jung" at a religiously affiliated West Coast university with approximately four thousand undergraduate students.

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Teaching Freud

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AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series;


Diane E. Jonte-Pace


Teaching Freud edited by Diane Jonte-Pace, 2003, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.

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