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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

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Moses and civilization : the meaning behind Freud's myth
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Moses and civilization
Title remainder
the meaning behind Freud's myth
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Robert A. Paul
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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."--Jacket
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non fiction
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Moses and civilization : the meaning behind Freud's myth, Robert A. Paul
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Moses and civilization : the meaning behind Freud's myth, Robert A. Paul
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1dszzq8
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-262) and index
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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
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