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Freud, Religion, and the Roaring Twenties

Henry Idema III

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ISBN 10: 0847676617 / ISBN 13: 9780847676613
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1990
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Title: Freud, Religion, and the Roaring Twenties

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Idema brings a psychoanalytic perspective to his analysis of religion and culture. The heart of Idema's argument, following Freud, is that secularization ushered into western culture an increase of neurosis. Idema's theory of secularization is applied to each of the authors he has selected to illustrate three principal effects of the decline of religion.


. . . a creative synthesis of psychoanalysis, sociology and literature that gives us new insight into the meaning of religion in the 1920's and today. . . . we are enriched by Idema's fascinating and complex perspectives on our earlier development both culturally and religiously. (Paula B. Fuqua, M.D.)

. . . he deftly illustrates his thesis that the declining influence of religious community and symbolism after World War I generated insufferable private longings, compulsive preoccupations with affluence and general neuroticism. He also succeeds in showing how these stories documented a major religiomoral transformation in the history of American culture. (The Journal Of Religion)

Idema has the rare ability to make important and difficult theories clear and interesting. (Peter Homans)

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