Beyond illusion: Psychoanalysis and the question of religious truth1

@article{Blass2004BeyondIP,
  title={Beyond illusion: Psychoanalysis and the question of religious truth1},
  author={Rachel B. Blass},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  year={2004},
  volume={85},
  pages={615 - 634}
}
  • R. Blass
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
In this paper the author critically examines the nature of the positive, reconciliatory attitude towards religion that has become increasingly prevalent within psychoanalytic thinking and writing over the past 20 years. She shows how this positive attitude rests on a change in the nature of the prototype of religion and its reassignment to the realm of illusion, thus making irrelevant an issue most central both to psychoanalysis and to traditional Judeo‐Christian belief ‐ the passionate search… 

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