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Sigmund Freud
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Vintage; 1 edition (January 12, 1955)
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Moses and Monotheism (German: Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion) is a 1939 book about monotheism by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.

Moses and Monotheism (German: Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion) is a 1939 book about monotheism by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.

Moses and Monotheism, 1939. Quotes of Sigmund Freud. According to Freud, Moses' real family was the royal family of Egypt. Biograhpy of Sigmund Freud. Free Ebooks of Sigmund Freud. Studies On Hysteria, 1895. In his book, Freud argues that the tribe of Israel from this original sin of the murder of the tribes founding father. However, when his followers murdered Moses, they were overcome by a deep sense of remorse and guilt. Later on, as this small band of individuals were wondering through the desserts, they came upon monotheistic tribe. The band of individuals who Moses escaped with from Egypt created the story of the adoption of Moses.

In Moses and Monotheism, Freud speculates that Moses was not Jewish, but actually born into Ancient Egyptian nobility and was perhaps a follower of Akhenaten.

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Moses and Monotheism is Sigmund Freud's last book and was only published after his death

Moses and Monotheism is Sigmund Freud's last book and was only published after his death. It contains a concise summary and revision of his major theories but even more importantly he expresses his true beliefs about the history of the Judeo/Christian religions. well you will have heard of his beautiful wife Nefertiti and of his even.

Moses and Monotheism - Sigmund Freud. Moses and monotheism. Translated from the german by katherine jones. The man Moses, the liberator of his people, who gave them their religion and their laws, belonged to an age so remote that the preliminary question arises whether he was an historical person or a legendary figure. If he lived, his time was the thirteenth or fourteenth century . we have no word of him but from the Holy Books and the written traditions of the Jews.

Moses and Monotheism (German: Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion ) is a 1939 book about monotheism by. .

Moses and Monotheism (German: Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion ) is a 1939 book about monotheism by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

Moses and Monotheism (German: Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion) is a 1939 book by Sigmund . The Death of Sigmund Freud: The Legacy of His Last Days Bloomsbury United States ISBN 978-1-59691-430-8. Ginsburg, Ruth; Pardes, Ilona (2006)

Moses and Monotheism (German: Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion) is a 1939 book by Sigmund Freud, published in English translation in 1939. Freud had similarly applied psychoanalytic theory to history in his much earlier work, Totem and Taboo. Ginsburg, Ruth; Pardes, Ilona (2006). New Perspectives on Freud's Moses and Monotheism. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer.

In Moses and Monotheism, Freud expands and clarifies his theory somewhat. He specifies the stages gone through by mankind as a whole, in comparison to the individual neurotic stages of "early trauma - defense - latency - outbreak of the neurosis - partial return of the repressed material. The analogy makes additional sense, since he claims that: "the genesis of the neurosis always goes back to very early impressions in childhood.

Freud contradicts the biblical story of Moses with his own retelling of events, claiming that Moses only led his close followers into freedom during an unstable period in Egyptian history after Akhenaten (ca. 1350 BCE) and that they subsequently killed Moses in rebellion and later combined with another monotheistic tribe in Midian based on a volcanic God, Jahweh.

This volume contains Freud’s speculations on various aspects of religion, on the basis of which he explains certain characteristics of Jewish people in their relations with Christians.  From an intensive study of the Moses legend, Freud comes to the startling conclusion that Moses himself was an Egyptian who brought from his native country the religion he gave to the Jews. He accepts the hypothesis that Moses was murdered in the wilderness, but that his memory was cherished by the people and that his religious doctrine ultimately triumphed. Freud develops his general theory of monotheism, which enabled him to throw light on the development of Judaism and Christianity.
  • NiceOne
This book was, in the words of Jimmy Walker: "Dyn-o-mite!" Seriously, the conclusion that all religious sentiments/impulses are basically a form of neurosis relating to metaphysical-Oedipal daddy issues? -- holy $hite! Freud never disappoints when discussing social psychology. I understand and agree with the feminist antagonism towards him but it is undeniable that Freud was a titan in the world of ideas and thought. It's a shame, though not surprising, that little of his work outside the individual-psychological is remembered or discussed today. His historical tracing/hypothetical "recreating" of the world's first monotheistic religion and its evolution into Judaism and then Christianity is very worth a read, much consideration, reflection, and ultimately action. This book is packed with ideas and implications that need to be brought back to the attention of the intelligentsia.
  • Kikora
I've heard of this book before and its central idea but never got around to get a copy of it to read for myself until now. Having now read it, I can say that it should be of interest to anyone with an interest in ancient history and reconciling that ancient history with the accounts described in the Bible.

And while Freud's conclusions are ultimately challenged by the late Professor Ganor in his Who Were the Phoenicians? this book is still an essential link in the chain of the great reconciling of the religion and history of Moses and the Book of Exodus.
  • Lightwind
This book is an important read for anyone interested in the Egyptian/Israelite interface polemic. Not because Freud's hypothesis is correct necessarily, but because he was, to the best of my knowledge, the first person to bring up the Akhenaten Aten worship (which was the first known monotheism) and try to connect it to the monotheistic worship of YHWH by the Israelites. I think his ideas in this book are not supported well. They are interesting hypotheses, but that is all. Several other books on the subject include Moses and Akhenaten by Osman and The Mystery of the Copper Scroll of Qumran by Feather. I believe some of the observations made in the latter are more valid than either Freud's book or Osman's. I am an amateur biblical/religious scholar and believe there is a connection between the two religions but it is very complex and not fully understood yet. I believe the first fallacy in Freud and Osman's books is to think that the early Israelite religion was monotheistic. It was not. It was henotheistic. That is to say acknowledged other gods but held one god above the others. Reading The Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Talmud and other ancient Near Eastern works carefully will show this to be true. I believe that the Israelite religion only became monotheistic after the Babylonian Exile (6th C. BCE) and that perhaps the monotheism of the Zoroastrian Persian King Cyrus may have been a more immediate influence. I will not ramble on...... sorry! The book is an interesting read and an interesting hypothesis, but I would not hang my history on it. There have been many new discoveries since this book was written that make this subject of research more rich, complex and interesting.
  • Endieyab
This translation of a classic publication of Freud offers timeless observations and theories as to the origins of religion, specifically, monotheism. Students of comparative religion will find this a thought-provoking treatise. As an erstwhile "Bible Scholar" I find "Moses and Monotheism" fascinating, reminding me to examine the writings of the Hebrew prophets.

Some of Freud's hypotheses are a product of his generation, following his contemporaries' theories on Biblical Criticism, yet his musings based on his arena of psychoanalysis still ring true. This little tome is well worth your time to read.
  • heart of sky
I loved reading this book. It's so well thought out, makes you hear him thinking aloud. He comes to interesting conclusions, and one would wonder what he would think about all the new discoveries and theories uncovered since his writings. Well worth reading.
  • Gigafish
Freud exceeds expectations in his masterpiece. He creates and establishes a very persuasive discussion about identity of Moses. He represents Moses as a Egyptian aristocrat and Freud does a phenomenal job on presenting his argument and supporting details. I read this in couple days it is beautifully written.
  • Qumenalu
An outstanding and audacious book.
Not to many people have knowledge of this subject on Freud's writings.
It is amazing to notice the author's courage exposing thesis where he attempt to prove or at least to demonstrate that Moses was an Egyptian and not a Jew.
The argument of the existence of two Moses the one from Egypt and the other from Midia, a Medianite, is also surprising although in any way fanciful.
In some bookstores this book is incorrectly classified in the psych area. This is truly a Bible history research, of course using an approach that places, in his words, religion phenomena as a model of neurotic symptoms of the individual.
As I mentioned in other book comment, this kind of study always carries some dose of speculation. Freud was not an exception but without lost of plausibility.
Exceptional reading and highly recommended!