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On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life
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On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig

Eric L. Santner

Abstract

This book puts Sigmund Freud in dialogue with his contemporary Franz Rosenzweig in the service of reimagining ethical and political life. By exploring the theological dimensions of Freud's writings and revealing unexpected psychoanalytic implications in the religious philosophy of Rosenzweig's masterwork, The Star of Redemption, the book makes an original argument for understanding religions of revelation in therapeutic terms, and offers a look at how this understanding suggests fruitful ways of reconceiving political community. Its crucial innovation in this new study is to bring the theologi ... More

Keywords: Sigmund Freud, Franz Rosenzweig, religious philosophy, Star of Redemption, revelation, everyday life, sociality, psychoanalysis, Judeo-Christian tradition, cross-cultural communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780226734873
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226734897.001.0001

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Eric L. Santner, author

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