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ISBN: 9780334041399 - Theology, Psychoanalysis and Trauma
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Theology, Psychoanalysis and Trauma

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Marcus Pound, Conor Cunningham, Peter Candler

ISBN: 9780334041399
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SCM Press


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Examines the relationship between psychoanalysis and theology. This work begins by studying the emergence of trauma as a psychological category. It concludes by showing that whilst psychoanalysis assumes a patient desires to be free of neurosis, Christianity has the same goal, to free Christians from neurosis.

 

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Marcus Pound's book develops a specifically theological form of psychotherapy rooted in liturgy and arising from engagement with postmodern psychoanalysis. Jacques Lacan's claim that 'the unconscious is structured like a language' radically challenged psychoanalysis and Pound uses this as the basis for his work in this volume. Postmodern psychoanalysis has been anticipated by theology, and Pound goes further in this claim to argue there has been a return to theology in psychoanalysis