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Erkennen und Scham: Sigmund Freuds biblisches Menschenbild

S Heine

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 27, No 3 (2006), 869-885. doi: 10.4102/ve.v27i3.191

Submitted: 30 September 2006
Published:  30 September 2006


Sigmund Freud is exposed to two main misunderstandings he himself contributed to. One stands in connection with human beings as Id-driven creatures, particularly with regard to the sexual drive. The other pertains to his view of religion as neurosis. Both overlook the importance Freud attaches to conscience and reason. A closer look at his anthropology shows that there are no contradictions at work, but traits of a biblical image of men.

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