RELIGION IN FREUD’S APPROACH

Mukrimin Mukrimin

Abstract


This article aimed to examine the essence of religion by using Sigmund Freud’ psychoanalysis. It looks at the Freud’s theories: “the ontogenic” and “the phylogenenic”. The origins of religious and belief traditions, as Freud had mapped, are neurosis, precarious future, and religion’s masculine roots. Freud’s realist approach on religion brought a controversy on the study of religion, i.e., by associating his patients and order cultural phenomena (art, literature, and philosophy). His falsification over religion mad Freud as the most controversial man in his time. For Freud, the truth-value of religious doctrines does not lie within the scope of the present enquiry. It is enough for us, as Freud asserts that we have recognized them as being, in their psychological nature, illusions.

Key Words: religion, Freud, philosophy, psycho-analysis.

References


Archer, Margaret S. et al. 2004. Transcendence: Critical Realism and God, Routledge Taylor & Francis group, London.

Alport, G.W. 1954. The Nature of Prejudice. Addison-Wesley, Cambridge.

Capps, Donald 2001. Freud and Freudians on Religion: A Reader. Yale University, New Haven & London.

Capps, Walter H. 1995. Religious Studies: The Making of A Discipline. Fortress Press, Minneapolis.

Daniel L. Pals, Seven Theories of Religion, Oxford University Press, New York, 1996.

Deal, William E. & Timothy K. Beal. 2004. Theory for Religious Studies. Routledge, New York.

Freud, Sigmund. 1959. “An Anthropological Study” in Standard Edition, Vol. 20.

Freud, Sigmund. 1961. Die Zukunft einer Illusion, “The Future of an Illusion” (James Strachey, Trans), WW. Norton & Company, Inc.

Freud, Sigmund. 2000. Civilization and Its Discontents, “Peradaban dan Kekecewaan” (Apri Danarto, Trans), Penerbit Jendela, Yogyakarta, 2002

Gay, Peter. 1989. Sigmund Freud: A Brief Life. WW. Norton & Company, New York.

Helm, Paul (ed). 1999. Faith and Reason, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Jonte-Pace, Diana and William B. Parsons. 2001. Religion and Psychology: Mapping the Terrain, Contemporary Dialogues, Future Prospects. Routledge, New York.

Morris, Brian. 1987. Anthropological Studies of Religion: An Introductory Text, Cambridge University Press, New York.

Preus, J. Samuel. 1933. Explaining Religion: Criticism & Theory from Bodin to Freud. Yale University Press, New Haven.

Rabinow, Paul and William M. Sullivan (Edt). 1979. Interpretive Social Science: A Reader. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Spilka, Bernard et al., 2003. The Psychology of Religion: Empirical Approach. Third Edition, The Guilford Press, New York.

Turner, Bryan S. 1991. Religion and Social Theory. “Agama & Teori Sosial” (Inyiak Ridwan Muzir, trans. 2003), IRCiSod, Yogyakarta.

Wulff, David M. 1997. Psychology of Religion: Classic & Contemporary, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Danvers, MA.


Article Metrics

This article has been viewed : 35 times
PDF files viewed : 24 times Full Text: PDF

DOI: 10.24260/alalbab.v1i1.9

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Copyright (c) 2012 Mukrimin Mukrimin

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.