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Hermeneutics and the Psychoanalysis of Religion

Stephen Costello

Contents: The Freudian Psychoanalysis of Religion – Ricoeurian Hermeneutics – Husserlian Phenomenology – The Ontogenesis of Religion – The Phylogenesis of Religion – A Hermeneutics of Culture – The Limitations and Value of Freud’s Psychoanalysis of Religion – An Archaeological Hermeneutics of Suspicion – An Eschatological Hermeneutics of the Sacred – Lacan and Religion: God in the Real – The Thomist Tradition – Metaphysics and God – Aquinas on God and Religion – The Five ‘Proofs’ of the Existence of God – Lacan and Aquinas – The Beauty of Belief.