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Erkennen und Scham: Sigmund Freuds biblisches Menschenbild

S Heine
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 27, No 3 | a191 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v27i3.191 | © 2006 S Heine | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 September 2006 | Published: 30 September 2006

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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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