Freud and the Problem of God: Enlarged Edition

by Hans Kung
Translated by Edward Quinn

Yale University Press | September 10, 1990 | Trade Paperback |

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An enlarged edition of a book first published in English by Doubleday in 1979. Kung offers a theological and psychoanalytic assessment of Freud''s atheism and of its implications for current psychoanalytic practice, contending that Freud''s arguments against the existence of God are theologically unsound.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 126 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: September 10, 1990

Publisher: Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10: 0300047231

ISBN - 13: 9780300047233

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Freud and the Problem of God: Enlarged Edition

Freud and the Problem of God: Enlarged Edition

by Hans Kung
Translated by Edward Quinn

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 126 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: September 10, 1990

Publisher: Yale University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300047231

ISBN - 13: 9780300047233

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An enlarged edition of a book first published in English by Doubleday in 1979. Kung offers a theological and psychoanalytic assessment of Freud''s atheism and of its implications for current psychoanalytic practice, contending that Freud''s arguments against the existence of God are theologically unsound.

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In this highly acclaimed book, one of the most prominent theologians in the world offers a theological and psychoanalytic assessment of Freud''s atheism and of its implications for current psychoanalytic practice.

About the Author

Hans Kung is Swiss and was born into a middle-class family. He studied in Rome for seven years, obtaining his licentiate in philosophy and theology from the Gregorian University there, and then receiving his doctorate in theology from the Catholic Institute in Paris. Since 1960 he has been a professor at Tubingen University, where he taught dogmatic and ecumenical theology until his permission to teach Catholic theology was removed as a consequence of statements judged to be contrary to official doctrine. Since 1980 he has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan, and occasionally in Europe as well. His difficulties with the church began with the publication The Church (1967) and became very hot with the publication of Infallible? An Inquiry (1971). More recently, his On Being Christian (1977) has raised the question of whether his theology is not simply rational Protestant theology of the turn of the century. Official inquiries were held, statements were exchanged between Kung and the Conference of German Bishops, and the Rome-based Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, but no agreement was to be had. Kung continues to declare himself a loyal member of the Roman Catholic church and seems unlikely to leave its priesthood or to be excommunicated.

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In this highly acclaimed book, one of the most prominent theologians in the world offers a theological and psychoanalytic assessment of Freud's atheism and of its implications for current psychoanalytic practice.
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