Freud's religion: Oedipus and Moses

@article{Friedman1998FreudsRO,
  title={Freud's religion: Oedipus and Moses},
  author={Rachel Z. Friedman},
  journal={Religious Studies},
  year={1998},
  volume={34},
  pages={135 - 149}
}
Moses and Monotheism is Freud's last book on religion. It was published in its entirety only after his flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna. Moses is perhaps Freud's most controversial book on religion. It is both an apology and a curse. It is a critique of traditional Judaism (by way of an Oedipal analysis of a deified Moses), a defence of a modern humanistic Judaism (a Judaism of moral and intellectual values), and a bitter critique of Christianity (a religion not of the Father but of the sons, a… 

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