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Sigmund Freud is most famous for his psychoanalytic school of thought, but he also took a keen interest in religion. As an adult, Freud considered himself an atheist, but his Jewish background and upbringing and background played an important role in the development of his ideas. He even wrote several books focused on the topic of religion.
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This volume contains Freud's speculations on various aspects of religion, on the basis of which he explains certain characteristics of the Jewish people in their relations with the Christians.
From an intensive study of the Moses legend, Freud comes to the startling conclusion that Moses himself was an Egyptian who brought from his native country the religion he gave to th This volume contains Freud's speculations on various aspects of religion, on the basis of which he explains certain characteristics of the Jewish people in their relations with the Christians.
From an intensive study of the Moses legend, Freud comes to the startling conclusion that Moses himself was an Egyptian who brought from his native country the religion he gave to the Jews. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published January 12th by Vintage Books first published More Details Original Title. Moses Bible , Akhenaten , Aaron Bible. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Moses and Monotheism , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Moses and Monotheism. Jun 15, Tony Sunderland rated it it was amazing. Moses and Monotheism is Sigmund Freud's last book and was only published after his death. Freud believed that the origins of Judaism begin with the Egyptian heretic king Akhenaten. He was so concerned about this premise that he believed he could be assassinated by the Catholic church.
I understand that many of Freud's teachin Moses and Monotheism is Sigmund Freud's last book and was only published after his death. I understand that many of Freud's teaching have been discarded however, his views on history are unique and depart from main stream orthodoxy. His work on patriarchal dominance in ancient societies is particularly insightful. From his book ; "The strong male was the master and father of the whole horde: unlimited in his power, which he used brutally.
All females were his property, the wives and daughters in his own horde as well as perhaps also those robbed from other hordes. This son, usually the favourite child of the mother, will become the father and leader of the tribe. View all 5 comments. Oct 31, Ann rated it it was amazing. In one of a couple of prefaces to Part II of this book, Freud explains why he will not publish it. He is under the protection of Rome, so does not want to anger his hosts with Part II's argument that Christianity is a collective psychosis.
And he says this great thing,: "So I shall not publish this essay. But that need not hinder me from writing it. The more so since it was written once before, two years ago, and thus only needs re -writing and adding on to the two previous essays. Thus it may li In one of a couple of prefaces to Part II of this book, Freud explains why he will not publish it.
Thus it may lie hid until the time comes when it may safely venture into the light of day, or until someone else who reaches the same opinions and conclusions can be told: " In darker days there lived a man who thought as you did.
View 1 comment. Dec 14, Chris Shank rated it it was ok. This was an interesting little book that is partly a digression from Freud's larger ideological framework of the psychological development of religious belief. Much of his deductions concerning the life and death of Moses were speculative, but Freud says as much, and openly confesses the stretch of imagination it takes to even attempt to restructure the Moses 'myth'.
His only apologia for doing so: the recreated story is far less fantastic than the traditional account! Anyone who reads Freud's r This was an interesting little book that is partly a digression from Freud's larger ideological framework of the psychological development of religious belief.
Anyone who reads Freud's recasting of the story and scoffs has obviously read the Biblical account with a desensitized logic and hyper-romantic credence in tradition. Better than Freud's admittedly hack-job attempt at demythologizing the Moses story is his exploration of the development of myth and 'great man' archetypes in human psychology.
Not that one is strong-armed to agree with his conclusions Carl Jung staunchly opposed much of his over-sexed reductionist theories as well , but some of his interpretive processes seem like something anyone can learn something from.
There's no denying his genius in the realm of psychoanalytic trailblazing, and it would take a truly unappreciative tyro to engage with Freud and laugh him out of a dialogue simply because his views appear outrageous. Eccentricity is the privilege of genius, and one would be hard-pressed to overlook the important contributions this book makes into applying psychoanalytic methods into specific faith traditions, especially one that the author himself could culturally identify with.
That being said, I feel that the true value in this book was to introduce me to Freud's thoughts on religious myth developments, and after reading I was inspired enough to read further in some of Freud's writings on this topic in particular. Oct 03, T Fool rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed-books. Much in and around those defining boundaries cannot be taken at the face value the list seems neutrally to set out. In the minds of some, to be a Jew is to be a bit strange, even, still, suspect of something one might not suspect anyone else of.
The history of Jews in relation to other peoples cannot remotely be handled here, nor is it being handled by an intellectual master like Freud in his book. What might be pointed out is the delicacy with which Moses and Monotheism feels it must proceed. The text itself starts more than once, first when Freud began his project in Vienna and wondered at the reception it might get from Catholic authorities, and then again when he emigrated to England, a freer place, but at a yet more dangerous time, after the Nazi Anschluss with Austria.
To be a Jew then was to be marked by a political anthropology aimed to eliminate them. From our vantage, we see the results. Freud could only suspect, but his eyes were open. Critics of Freud took him to task years before not just for upsetting religious orientations, but for challenging the Victorian air everyone at that time breathed. His sacrilege — if we wish to call it that — was both his dedication to science and his stretching its borders to the edge of myth.
The scientific view of the modern sensibility simply had no room for religion or myth as explanation. Even many of the scientists, though, would take issue with speculations Freud makes, but the bones they would pick would be ones of technique and procedure, strength of evidence and inconclusiveness. To the scientist, he steps over the line into speculative philosophy.
His practice treating the mentally ill led him to define an inner-dynamic of personality development, as we know, surrounding family members, sexual feeling, and the traumas during that development, sometimes particular and unusual, but often just those brought about simply in the human nature of things.
By the late 30s when Freud was writing MAM , many of these notions were commonly spoken of and part of European intellectual life. In that volume, he reconstructs a primal crime around which later civilization arises. According to that theory, early bands of humans were ruthlessly ruled by a single male figure, a father who killed off or subjugated his sons and appropriated all the women to himself.
At some point, the sons arose, killed their father, and apportioned blame and justification among themselves. In Moses And Monotheism , he proposes that the family dynamic he has found in his clinical work and which he extended to cultural formation is no less applicable to the way religion developed in the Western world.
This Moses banded with the Hebrews and departed Egypt. The second was a leader linked to Midianites. In group memory, the Midianite leader took on the identity of Moses and the practice of circumcision.
Freud sees in that imagined historical movement the replicated fear and wish an individual feels when confronted by great power that seems to threaten father. We resolve those feelings.
For Freud, human cultural and religious institutions form the way earliest human personalities form. As stunning as those ideas might be when first encountered, the case Freud makes — given adherence to his basic theories and given his conceded reliance on the best, but sketchy, historical evidence — that case rings plausible. It can be dismissed out-of-hand — likely with shock — by readers firm in their commitment to faith, but it has to give pause to readers open to fair speculation. Whether Freud is right is beside the point.
His boldness and integrity is clear, as is his imaginative reach. As myth, its explanatory power provides a fertile material grounding to the puzzle of human existence. Dec 16, Bria rated it it was amazing. This book is amazing to me, because I love learning about the origins of religion, and I never knew that Freud thought religion was just a mass neurosis, which pleased me to no end.
From an intensive study of the Moses legend, Freud comes to the startling conclusion that Moses himself was an Egyptian who brought from his native country the religion he gave to the Jews. He accepts the hypothesis that Moses was murdered in the wilderness, but that his memory was cherished by the people and that his religious doctrine ultimately triumphed. Freud develops his general theory of monotheism, which enabled him to throw light on the development of Judaism and Christianity. Find books coming soon in Sign in. Celebrate Black Authors, Leaders, and Creators!
Moses and Monotheism: By Sigmund Freud. Price, 8 s. This memorable book is one of the most interesting Freud ever wrote. It is further remarkable in that, while even his nearest friends and followers are likely to find things in it—including perhaps the central theme itself—from which they may dissent, no one with any imagination can fail to be kindled by the continuous sparkle of brilliant and enlightening ideas it displays. Someone has suggested that Freud's works, rather like Beethoven's symphonies, tended to alternate in their attitude towards his audience.
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Moses and Monotheism German : Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion is a book about monotheism by Sigmund Freud , the founder of psychoanalysis. It shocked many of its readers because of Freud's suggestion that Moses was actually born into an Egyptian household, rather than being born as a Hebrew slave and merely raised in the Egyptian royal household as a ward as recounted in the Book of Exodus. The book consists of three essays and is an extension of Freud's work on psychoanalytic theory as a means of generating hypotheses about historical events, in combination with his obsessive fascination with Egyptological scholarship and antiquities. Archaeological evidence of the Amarna Heresy , Akhenaten's monotheistic Aten cult, had only been discovered in and the interpretation of that evidence was still in an early phase. In Freud's retelling of the events, Moses led only his close followers into freedom during an unstable period in Egyptian history after Akhenaten's death ca.
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