Freud’s Wolf Man: A Case of Successful Religious Sublimation

  title={Freud’s Wolf Man: A Case of Successful Religious Sublimation},
  author={Nathan Steven Carlin and Donald C. Capps},
  journal={Pastoral Psychology},
This article focuses on Freud’s view that the case of Sergei Pankejeff, commonly known as Wolf Man, is an example of an unsuccessful religious sublimation. Freud focuses on the efforts by Sergei’s mother and his nurse to educate him in the Christian faith. He points out that, although these efforts were successful in making him into a piously religious boy, they contributed to the repression of his sexual attraction to his father, the arrest of his psychosexual development, and to an… 
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