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The Resource Moses and civilization : the meaning behind Freud's myth, Robert A. Paul

Moses and civilization : the meaning behind Freud's myth, Robert A. Paul

Label
Moses and civilization : the meaning behind Freud's myth
Title
Moses and civilization
Title remainder
the meaning behind Freud's myth
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Paul
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Freud's major cultural books, Totem and Taboo and Moses and Monotheism, have long been viewed as failed attempts at historical reconstruction. This book, by an anthropologist and practicing psychoanalyst, offers a brilliant reinterpretation of these works, presenting them instead as versions and unwitting analyses of the great mythic narrative underlying Judeo-Christian civilization, found principally in the Five Books of Moses." "Synthesizing aspects of structural anthropology, symbolic anthropology, evolutionary theory, and psychoanalysis, Robert A. Paul reveals the numerous parallels between Freud's myth of the primal horde and the Torah text. He shows how the primal-horde scenario is the basis for the Christian myth of the life and death of Jesus. And he details the way Freud's myth corresponds to the unconscious fantasy structure of the obsessional personality - a style of personality dynamics Paul sees as essential to maintaining the bureaucratic institutions that comprise Western civilization's most distinctive features. Paul thus corrects and completes Freud's project, creating a valid psychoanalytic account of Western civilization that rests not on faulty speculation, as did Freud's, but on a detailed reading of the biblical text and of the legends, folklore, commentaries, and social practices surrounding it."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paul, Robert A
Dewey number
200/.1/9
Index
index present
LC call number
BF175.4.R44
LC item number
P38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 J-078
  • BF 175.4.R44
NLM item number
P324m 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Moses
  • Psychoanalysis and religion
  • Freudian Theory
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Social Values
Label
Moses and civilization : the meaning behind Freud's myth, Robert A. Paul
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beyond Freud's Moses -- The Primal horde -- Israel in Egypt -- Incest and its vicissitudes -- Young man Moses -- Death on the Nile -- After the death of the primal father -- Facing Mount Ainai -- The living myth -- Christianity and the prophet like Moses
Control code
32859020
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780300064285
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95023585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Moses and civilization : the meaning behind Freud's myth, Robert A. Paul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beyond Freud's Moses -- The Primal horde -- Israel in Egypt -- Incest and its vicissitudes -- Young man Moses -- Death on the Nile -- After the death of the primal father -- Facing Mount Ainai -- The living myth -- Christianity and the prophet like Moses
Control code
32859020
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780300064285
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95023585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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