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Author Ostow, Mortimer.

Title Spirit, mind, & brain : a psychoanalytic examination of spirituality and religion / Mortimer Ostow
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 220 pages)
Series The Columbia series in science and religion
Columbia series in science and religion.
Contents Introduction -- Spirit -- Mind -- Religion -- Spirituality and religion -- The human-divine encounter : a developmental, epigenetic scheme -- The qualities of God -- Brain -- Mood regulation -- Apocalypse -- Demonic spirituality : infanticide, self-sacrifice, and fundamentalism -- Analyzing an account of a spiritual experience
Summary Preeminent psychoanalyst Mortimer Ostow believes that early childhood emotional attachments form the cognitive underpinnings of spiritual experience and religious motivation. His hypothesis, which is verifiable, relies on psychological and neurobiological evidence but is respectful of the human need for spiritual value. Ostow begins by classifying the three parts of the spiritual experience: awe, Spirituality proper, and mysticism. After he pinpoints the psychological origins of these feelings in infancy, he discusses the foundations of religious sentiment and practice and the br
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-208) and index
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Subject Psychoanalysis and religion.
Psychology and religion.
Psychology, Religious.
Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical.
Psychoanalytic Interpretation.
Psychoanalytic Theory.
Religion and Medicine.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006004923
ISBN 0231511205 (electronic bk.)
9780231511209 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Spirit, mind, and brain