Religion: Freudian Christianity

When a Christian does battle with Freud, it is no news. But a foray against Freud just published in the U.S. by British Clergyman Benjamin Gilbert Sanders, Christianity After Freud (Macmillan; $1.75), may raise some startled eyebrows among both psychoanalysts and Christians. For Author Sanders picks Freud's own weapons to defend Christianity.

Misery & Evil. Anglican Sanders believes that Freud was most vulnerable—and most mistaken—in his dogged atheism. Religion, according to the -late father of psychoanalysis, was "the universal obsessional neurosis"; the Jewish-Christian concept of God was merely a projection of the child's relationship to his father. Assuming Freud was wrong in...

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