Lacan and Religion
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Author(s): Aron Dunlap  
ISBN: 1844657043
ISBN-13: 9781844657049
Publication Date: 31 Mar 2014
Pages: 224 (234 x 156 mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £19.99
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The French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan is one of the most influential intellectuals of the past century. His work is invoked by philosophers, film critics and feminist theorists, but religious scholars have tended to keep their distance. Whilst the religious dimensions of Freud and Jung have been investigated exhaustively, much work still needs to be done in exploring this aspect of Lacan's thought. Lacan and Religion presents students of religion and theology with a clear introduction to a famously difficult thinker. The theological analysis is grounded in a solid understanding of Lacan's work as a psychoanalyst, whilst the book also explores how Lacan's concepts can be fruitful for those who labour in what Lacan called the "field of the divine".

"A welcome riposte to the anti-theological bias attributed to Lacan. Expertly written, this is essential reading for theologians and clinicians alike." – Marcus Pound, Durham University

Aron Dunlap is an assistant Professor in Religion at Shimer College, Chicago.

1. Intellectual Biography
2. The Basic Concepts
3. Jouissance and Feminine Sexuality
4. A Review of the Literature
5. Lacan as a Theologian

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