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Psychoanalysis and Religion by Erich Fromm
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Jun 21, 2012

it was ok
Read from June 21 to 22, 2012

Fromm's is generally known to provides stimulating stuff , his psychoanlytic critiques of culture, and capitalism as producing scizophrenic machine men, are both imaginative insightful. So in view of this, this book is comes as quite underwhelming. What i liked was his and succinct comparison of Freud and Jungs views on matters religous. Freud sort of has an enilightenment critique of the whole thing and well Jung is Jung. Its also cool how Fromm tries to extend the concept of the oedepedial complex, from the family to wider social, and state relations in order to explain fascism and nationalism etc. The rest of the text is made up of trite and outdated waffle as the author painfully draws out the obvious relations between psychoanalysis and religion.

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message 1: by Jesse (new)

Jesse Lambourn I haven't read any Fromm. Let me know how it is!

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Jesse Lambourn Ah.

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